AARP Connecticut, the state’s largest consumer advocacy organization representing nearly 600,000 members in Connecticut, released the following statement from John Erlingheuser, state advocacy director, regarding a determination by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) that Millstone Nuclear Power Plant should receive the special treatment provided under Public Act 17-3.
On Wednesday, December 12, 2012, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond reiterated the Association’s opposition to including an increase in the Medicare eligibility age as part of a year-end budget deal. She offered the following statement:
Out to lunch Part of a new law opposed by AARP Massachusetts weakens the state's 2008 prescription drug gift ban and puts patients' best interests at risk. Previously, the ban restricted prescription drug companies from treating doctors to extravagant meals by allowing them to offer food only in clinical settings, such as hospitals or doctors' offices.
BOSTON – Following the Department of Public Health’s Public Health Council meeting about the Prescription Drug Gift Ban Law, Michael Murray, interim state director of AARP Massachusetts – which represents more than 800,000 members age 50 and older – issued the following statement:
Some good news from the State House: Governor Deval Patrick (D) recently signed Senate Bill No. 2359, An Act to Establish Standards for Long Term Care Insurance, into law – making Massachusetts the 42nd state in the nation to provide such consumer protections. More than 2,000 AARP members from the Bay State contacted Gov. Patrick (D) to urge him to make the law, which makes all of the National Association of Insurance (NAIC) model regulations a reality.
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