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More States Hang Up on Telecom Complaints

Posted on 07/8/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Public Policy InstituteEach year, tens of thousands of frustrated consumers contact their state utility commission when they have a problem with a telecommunications provider. Most turn to the commission after unsuccessfully attempting to resolve the issue with their company. Utility commissions traditionally have the expertise and authority to resolve disputes fairly and effectively, as well as the capacity to work with consumers on an individual basis. We Can’t Hear You Now However, a growing number of states have recently decided to take …

Sometimes Family Caregivers Need a Break

Posted on 06/9/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

PoliticsEvery day for eight years, my Pop provided hands-on care for my mom, who faced a number of physical challenges.  At age 90, Pop was still helping Mom out of bed into her wheelchair, bathing and dressing her, making the meals, and doing the dishes, laundry and anything else that needed to be done. A few times a week, Pop would get out of the house for a trip to the grocery store and a few staples like bread, milk …

10 excusas para salir de casa en junio

Posted on 06/2/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolSi te estás preguntando a dónde ir en junio, aquí te decimos los lugares más entretenidos para disfrutar de una gran película con toda la familia, conocer de cerca la obra de Salvador Dalí, o un festival cultural de primera. Sigue leyendo y, si no te quedan muy cerca, comienza a empacar… 1. Il Volo en concierto en Los Ángeles, California: Se acerca la época de conciertos musicales y festivales de música. ¿Ya tienes un plan? Pues te aviso que …

Security Guard Killed 83-Year-Old Man With Tire Jack, Police Say

Posted on 05/8/2014 by |In Other News . . . | Comments

Bulletin TodayAuthorities say an 83-year-old man has died from head injuries he sustained when an off-duty security guard went on a violent rampage at a Florida assisted living facility, savagely attacking residents with a tire jack. Joseph Giambrone had been in a coma since the March 27 attack at Atria Evergreen Woods in Spring Hill, which bills itself as a “resort-style” retirement community. Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis described the attacks on Giambrone and another resident, 88-year-old Miriam Lepp, as “beyond comprehension.” …

Older Voters Will Determine Who Wins in 2014 and 2016

Posted on 02/3/2014 by |AARP Executive Vice President | Comments

PoliticsVoters age 50-plus decide elections. They turn out to the polls at a much higher rate than voters of any other age group, particularly for non-presidential years. And, at this point, they’re up for grabs. Neither party today has a clear advantage. One reason: Older voters are shifting back to the center, with a mere 1-point advantage separating Republicans from Democrats, according to an Economist/YouGov poll. Another reason: Boomers. Yes, the last of the generation born between 1946 and 1964 …

26 States With a Big Health Coverage Gap

Posted on 10/4/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

PoliticsThis week, Health Insurance Marketplaces opened in states across the country.  It’s true: Many more Americans will now have access to affordable health care.  But, other hard-working people, who live in states that have not yet committed to expanding Medicaid, will fall into a new coverage gap. That’s right: In the 26 states that have not accepted federal funding to expand Medicaid, adults who earn up to $15,000 a year will not qualify for any type of subsidy through the …