Advocacy

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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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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Senate Bill 689, forcing drug companies to justify dramatic price increases, heads to Governor for signature.
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Overwhelming majority of West Virginians 18+ feel transparency laws help control drug prices
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Efforts to address rising Rx drug costs, caregiving, stronger consumer protections among session goals
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AARP West Virginia is conducting a statewide search for the position of State President. This is a high-level volunteer position that offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to utilize your considerable skills and experience to make a positive difference in the lives of West Virginia residents age 50-plus.
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Older people, especially those with cognitive decline, are vulnerable to financial exploitation. The move from pensions to defined contribution funds adds to the risk as retirees handle their own retirement savings.
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Elimination of Social Security tax, caregiving, stronger protections against fraud & abuse among session goals
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The state Legislature begins its two-month session on Jan. 9, and AARP West Virginia is ready to advocate for 50-plus Mountain Staters and their families.
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AARP wants neighborhoods to be accessible to people of all ages. Two Mountain State communities just got a boost in that effort, winning AARP Community Challenge grants to improve public spaces.
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Access to health care is a top priority for AARP West Virginia, and the state office worked throughout the recent legislative session to improve access and options for patients and family caregivers.
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