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Senate Commerce Committee Passes Prescription Drug Affordability Board Bill, Now Moves to Finance Committee
Senate committee to consider companion bill Monday
AARP Virginia advocates will fight for a prescription drug affordability board, ask lawmakers to give family caregivers a tax break and work to improve the quality of care for nursing home residents when legislators come to town on Wednesday.
Virginia’s nursing homes are beset by inadequate staffing levels and mediocre quality, according to a new AARP scorecard on long-term care. Addressing these deficiencies will be a top priority for AARP Virginia during this year’s state legislative session, which gets underway in January.
AARP Virginia is asking lawmakers to give people who take care of their loved ones at home at tax break.
For the first time since AARP began publishing the Scorecard in 2011, more than half of Medicaid long-term care dollars nationwide for older adults and people with physical disabilities went to home- and community-based services instead of nursing homes and other institutions.
Support a Prescription Drug Affordability Board to address the skyrocketing costs of life-saving medications.
Virginia voters will elect all 140 members of the General Assembly on Nov. 7. Ask candidates if they will support lowering the costs of prescription drugs.
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