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Stay up-to-date on federal and state legislative activities. Learn how AARP is fighting for you in Washington D.C. and right here at home.
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To help Texas combat the COVID-19 healthcare crisis and to improve health outcomes for older persons, AARP Texas has called on Governor Greg Abbott to bolster health coverage statewide by seeking a temporary expansion of Medicaid.
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As a leading advocacy organization for older Texans and their families, AARP Texas is actively engaged in the response to the coronavirus outbreak and is calling on state officials to take specific steps to protect the public’s health and wellbeing.
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Census results affect funding critical to older adults, such as health care, education, housing and transportation spending.
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AARP in San Antonio is working to register and educate voters, urges participation
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On Friday, January 24, 2020, AARP Texas Director Tina Tran released the following statement in response to American Workers For Progress’ citation of AARP’s backing of federal legislation to lower the price of prescription drugs in a political advertisement supporting U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar:
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Following today’s announcement by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott of his appointment of Kenneth “Kenny” Scudder of Odessa to the newly formed Governor’s Broadband Development Council, AARP Texas Director Tina Tran offered the following remarks:
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AARP's Stop Rx Greed campaign is a national effort to bring drug cost awareness in front of government. Texans are urging action, telling their stories to the state’s representatives in Congress.
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It’s shopping time for the 2.5 million Texans who have Medicare coverage. Open enrollment for the program starts today and runs through December 7. It’s the one time of year beneficiaries can review their plan, and switch coverage if needed.
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Laws focus on ‘gotcha’ pricing, drug costs
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From one of the strongest prescription drug price-transparency laws in the nation and a host of new consumer protections against surprise health care costs to measures focused on nursing home safety, older worker trainings, guardianship abuse deterrence, rural broadband access, and more, new laws backed by AARP Texas during the 2019 legislative session are taking effect on Sept. 1.
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