JOIN OUR VOLUNTEER TELE-TOWN HALL PHONE CONVERSATION ON THURSDAY, JUNE 29 AT 7 PM (ET) DIAL -- 877-209-3531
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Wow…with all that’s going on in DC, AARP is working hard to make sure volunteers have the most up-to-date information and action steps. You have the opportunity to join a conversation with AARP’s national president as well as experts on the Senate’s health care bill and Medicaid on Thursday, June 29th at 7 PM (ET).
THURSDAY, JUNE 29 AT 7 PM (ET) DIAL -- 877-209-3531
The hour-long chat will offer the latest news about health care reform activity and recent steps in the Senate that impact the ability to help individuals save for retirement.
Questions can be asked during the call and/or submitted in advance via email to firstname.lastname@example.org (place TTH question in the subject line) and a recording of the call and a summary of each call is available through the Volunteer Portal (search TTH in the Libraries tab.)
The American Health Care Act is a bad bill that keeps getting worse for older Americans. It puts an age tax on older Americans, which could cost them up to $13,000 more a year. The bill will dramatically increases costs for people with health conditions like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. The bill also weakens Medicare, leaving the door open to benefit cuts and Medicare vouchers. And, it threatens services at home and in the community that seniors count on.
Congress should reduce skyrocketing health care and prescription drug costs instead of boosting profits for big drug companies and insurance companies. AARP will continue fighting against any legislation that dramatically increases costs and risks for older Americans, but we need your help.
Please call your member of Congress now by dialing (844)866-1425 and urge your Representative to oppose the American Health Care Act.
Please share this email with your friends and neighbors, we can’t allow our health care to be jeopardized!!
AARP New York
Legislators at work for You
John Defrancisco, Senator Dist 50
David Valesky, Senator Dist 53
William Magnarelli, Assembly Dist 129
William A. Barclay, Assembly Dist 120
Albert Stirpe , Assembly Dist 127
Gary D. Finch, Assembly Dist 126
Pamela Hunter, Assembly 128
At the NY State level, we will be working with our legislators to pass the following:
-----Caregiving (two parts): for funding increases that assist family/relatives/others who help with difficult tasks that allow
-----people to remain at home longer (and complement the Older Americans Act) and a new bill [the CARE ACT] that would work with hospitals to properly instruct care providers in homecare (before patients leave the hospital);
-----Development of a "Work and Save" plan. This would allow small businesses to establish a retirement plan, that's portable, for their employees without burdening either side.
At both levels, there is the need for continuing a strong advocacy presence, plus education of legislators on the importance of these issues for all our citizens. If you can help out occasionally - even with a phone call to a legislator - please contact Bob O'Connor, our local Legislative Advocacy Coordinator at: email@example.com or by phone at 637-3920. Thank you.
If you want to contact your representatives
Email Congress now - see addresses below:
Rep. John Katko: www.katko.house.gov.
Sen. Schumer: www.schume.senate.gov/contact/contact_chuck.cfm
Sen. Gillibrand: www.gillibrand.senate.gov/contact
- For your own additional information go to: aarp.org;
- Phone numbers:
- Representative John Katko: 423-5657
- Senator Schumer: 423-5471
- Senator Gillibrand: 448-0470
- Want to get NY Legislative Advocacy Action by email, sign up by clicking on http://action.aarp.org/ny_advacacy
Chapter members working with other community people for the Safe Streets campaign.