West Virginia’s state legislature meets for a 60-day session each year, and AARP West Virginia is making the most of the time, advocating for older adults on a wide array of issues.
The state ranks 44th in the nation in internet connectivity, and more than 400,000 West Virginians have no access to high-speed internet.
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.
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.
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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