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Tallahassee, Fla. – State lawmakers took positive steps in 2014 toward supporting families caring for frail loved ones, AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson said as lawmakers adjourned their regular session in early May.
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St. Petersburg, Fla. – AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson issued the following statement today on the 2014 Legislature’s failure to adopt reform of the assisted-living industry in Florida at the end of the legislative session Friday:
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UPDATE:  Thursday night, the Senate passed the budget; the pension payment is secure!
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Tallahassee, Fla.  – AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson issued this statement Friday in reaction to the federal Health and Human Services’ Department decision to approve a state plan to transfer all Florida Medicaid patients needing acute health care into managed-care plans:   
AARP Legislative Policy Director David Certner was in the Granite State in 2012 to deliver the keynote address, Financial Security and the Economy, at the New Hampshire Forum on the Future and offered the following on the importance of Social Security to New Hampshire families. 
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Granite Staters earn Social Security benefits through a lifetime of hard work.  But the program is facing long-term financial challenges as the overall population ages and contributions aren’t keeping up with longer life expectancies.  And while Medicare provides guaranteed affordable health care, the program’s challenges include rising health care costs and a growing number of people entering the program.
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