As the 2021 Texas legislative session nears its finish, AARP Texas applauds state lawmakers who championed meaningful bills that seek to increase consumer protection, improve healthcare and promote financial resilience.
AARP volunteers do everything from addressing state and federal legislators about issues of importance to the 50-plus population, to public speaking, to telephone town halls or behind-the-scenes organizing.
AARP Texas calls on legislators to sprint to action on consumer-focused utilities reforms so that avoidable power disruptions like the deadly winter storm blackouts never happen again.
House Bill 3924 and Senate Bill 1973 allow so-called “skimpy” health coverage to be sold through Farm Bureau health plans. A related bill (HB 3752) would allow more of this same coverage that can deny coverage or charge more for your preexisting conditions to be sold through Texas Mutual plans.
AARP Texas Director Tina Tran issued a statement in response to remarks on April 7 by House Speaker Dade Phelan regarding health care legislation.
Jenell Clark of Dallas has been struggling for months to gain attention to the plight of her mother, 86-year-old Mae Birks. Now she’s brought her story to state legislators, testifying recently in the Senate Business & Commerce Committee in opposition to Senate Bill 6.
Texas legislators are responding to the call to take swift and decisive action to ensure the health and safety of long-term care facility residents and staff. AARP Texas Director Tina Tran applauded Texas lawmakers for their initial work and urged continued progress toward passing several important bills to protect nursing home residents.
AARP Texas and Texas Legal Services Center filed a formal request with the Public Utility Commission of Texas to provide immediate relief to Texas’ residential utility consumers who suffered during the February winter storm.
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