AARP Mississippi thanks the Mississippi House of Representatives for passing HB 1178 today. The bill now goes to the Senate. HB 1178 would help expand access to healthcare through telemedicine. It has the potential to improve the lives of patients, as well as their caregivers, across Mississippi.
Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, Sen. Terry C. Burton, Rep. Sam C. Mims, V, Rep. Toby Barker Named 'Capitol Caregivers'
(Jackson, MS) – To recognize their work to support family caregivers in Mississippi, AARP names Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, Sen. Terry C. Burton, Rep. Sam C. Mims, V, and Rep. Toby Barker as 2015 “Capitol Caregivers,” a bipartisan group of state legislators, lieutenant governors, and governors from 25 states. These elected officials have advanced policies to help family caregivers who are making it possible for older Mississippians to live independently at home—where they want to be.
New report reveals stress on family caregivers’ health and finances; identifies policies to help support caregivers
November is National Family Caregiver Month, and AARP Mississippi will highlight the need to support caregivers and those for whom they care.
(This story is by Margie Culbertson, an AARP Mississippi volunteer and freelance writer. Her photo is on the left.) - See more at: https://states.aarp.org/alzheimers-an-epidemic-with-hope-part-2/#sthash.RM2L7Z1z.dpuf
Seniors in the state’s EPIC (Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage) program who struggled to afford their prescription drugs after budget cuts to the program, will see some relief for at least the first three months of 2013. The Governor and Legislature restored funding for critical co-payment assistance in this year’s state budget, starting January 1, 2013, but for funding to continue beyond March 31, 2013, the program will have to be fully funded in the state’s 2013-2014 budget.
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