The AARP Bulletin

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The state ranks 44th in the nation in internet connectivity, and more than 400,000 West Virginians have no access to high-speed internet. 
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AARP West Virginia has long had a very visible and influential presence at the state capitol, advocating for Mountain Staters 50-plus. 
Social Security
Thanks in part to the advocacy campaign by AARP West Virginia, Mountain Staters will enjoy a phaseout of a state tax on Social Security benefits.  
Prescription medicine and money
Pharmaceutical prices affect most West Virginians, with 89 percent reporting that they or someone else in their household takes prescription drugs. AARP West Virginia is working to provide more transparency on drug costs and more competitive pricing by implementing a 2020 law, the Requiring Accountable Pharmaceutical Transparency, Oversight, and Reporting Act. 
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Two West Virginia communities have been awarded AARP Community Challenge grants to spruce up outdoor spaces. 
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AARP West Virginia and its advocacy volunteers won important legislative victories this year that will protect older adults from fraud and financial abuse.
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