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Archive: February 20, 2013

PHOTO: Medicaid expansion would give 11,000 uninsured Kentucky veterans health insurance coverage, according to a new report by the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Thousands of veterans without insurance or only Veterans Administration coverage stand to benefit if Kentucky expands Medicaid, according to a report from the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy. About 22,000 veterans in the state are without health insurance. The center's executiv ...Read More

PHOTO: Taxpayers can check off Line 410 on their tax forms to donate to the California Sea Otter Fund. Photo Credit: Sharon Blaziek.

Californians are being asked to remember the sea otter when they fill out their income tax forms. The California Sea Otter Fund is one of the groups to which taxpayers can donate an amount of their choice through a tax-form checkoff. Jim Curland, advocacy program director for Friends of the Sea Ott ...Read More

GRAPHIC: People with disabilities who require in-home care services rally at the State Capitol this morning (Wednesday) in support of two bills (HB 1273 and SB 5346) that restore hours of home-care service that have been cut in recent years.
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OLYMPIA, Wash. - One casualty of the state budget shortfall has been the number of hours that people with disabilities can have in-home care services. They were trimmed by an average of 10 percent. A rally is planned at 9 a.m. today on the lawn of the state Capitol in support of two bills to return ...Read More

PHOTO: AARP Wyoming State Director Tim Summers is applauding the signing of a bill to make it easier for adult legal guardians to care for family members across state lines.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Gov. Matt Mead has signed a bill that might have the longest name of any legislation this year: The Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act. Although the bill - SF39 - has a complicated name, said Tim Summers, state director of AARP Wyoming, it aims t ...Read More

PHOTO: A crowd of about 50,000 participated in the

WASHINGTON - Environmental concerns around the world compelled one New Mexican to give up two nights' sleep for a long bus ride to a rally in Washington. Last weekend's "Forward On Climate" rally in the nation's capital attracted people from across the United States and Canada, numbering in the ten ...Read More

PHOTO: AARP Texas says its time to raise wages for workers in the Community Attendant Services program. The in-home care providers for nearly 50,000 senior citizens in the state earn on average about $8/hour. CREDIT: Pedro Ribeiro Simoes
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AUSTIN, Texas - There is a huge value to helping Texas seniors stay independent and in their own homes, and more than money is at stake. Some claim the Legislature needs to do a better job supporting programs with that focus. One such program is Community Attendant Services, but Trey Berndt, associ ...Read More

GRAPHIC: A new report says WV child poverty is a growing problem, but doesn't have to be. Courtesy of W.Va. Healthy Kids & Families Coalition and WV CoB&P.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia - and the United States as a whole - have dramatically reduced poverty among seniors, and a growing movement says it's time for the state to do the same for children. Census figures say the portion of West Virginia seniors living below the poverty line has fallen b ...Read More

PHOTO: Sen. Al Franken visited with AARP Minnesota staff and volunteers this week to hear their concerns about the future of Social Security and Medicare. Courtesy of AARP Minnesota.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As the debate continues in Washington on what to do with Social Security, the chorus of voices saying "Stay away from the chained Consumer Price Index" is growing louder. As a way to cut costs, some want to switch to that method for calculating Social Security payments. But Michel ...Read More

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