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2013-04-23 16:21:18

Complex Utility Case Latest Example of Uneven Playing Field Between Utility Cos. & Consumers, Highlights Need for Change POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A massive utility merger affecting people all the way from the suburbs of New York City to the Capitol Region could mean bad news for consumers. Today, AARP New York weighed in on the hotly contested merger proposal between Central Hudson Gas and Electric Company and Fortis, Inc., a Canadian company,...

2013-04-18 08:29:15

Communications Executive Joins AARP to Guide Efforts on Behalf of 2.5 Million Members in NY State NEW YORK, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP New York is proud to announce the appointment of Sharon Lewis to its Executive Council, the organization's volunteer advisory body for New York State. Lewis will play a key role in AARP's strategic planning activities, as well as assist with a variety of advocacy, communications and community outreach work in the state. As part of the...

2013-04-16 12:22:10

Groups Press for New Law to Level Playing Field for Consumers in Rate Hike Cases - Create Utility "Watchdog" Office ALBANY, N.Y., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Yorkers get hit with some of the highest utility bills in the nation, and according to AARP, this is exactly why the utility game needs to change in the Empire State. Today, a group of New York lawmakers, AARP New York, and a broad coalition of consumer groups are proposing legislation to do just that,...

2013-04-10 12:28:08

Social Security benefits should not be cut to reduce the deficit; health care cost savings must be sought system-wide. WASHINGTON, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --AARP Executive Vice President Nancy A. LeaMond released the following statement in reaction to President Obama's FY2014 budget proposal: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070209/NYF043LOGO) "As the President and Congress work to address the budget challenges facing our nation, AARP believes it is time...

2013-04-08 08:29:43

Voters 50+ Oppose the Chained CPI, Believe Social Security Should Not Be Cut to Reduce the Deficit WASHINGTON, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today AARP released new national survey results that show 66 percent of older American voters, would be considerably less favorable to their member of Congress if the member voted for a chained or superlative CPI proposal, expected to be in the President's budget proposal this week. The survey shows that 84 percent of voters age 50+...

2013-04-08 00:20:29

New York Voters 50+ Oppose the Chained CPI, Believe Social Security Should Not Be Cut to Reduce the Deficit NEW YORK, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today AARP New York released a new survey finding 86 percent of New York State's 50+ voters would be considerably less favorable to their member of Congress or Senator if the member voted for a chained or superlative CPI proposal, expected to be in the President's budget proposal this week. The survey shows that 87 percent of...

2013-04-04 12:28:01

Officials Urged to Reach Agreement Allowing Pennsylvania to Join 25 States Expanding Medicaid HARRISBURG, Pa., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP Pennsylvania applauded Governor Tom Corbett's meeting Tuesday evening with U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to discuss expanding the state's Medicaid program, and encouraged officials to find a solution that will help the state extend health coverage for more than 500,000 uninsured residents. To...

2013-04-03 12:29:17

Investigative Report Reveals How Hospitals Fight Errors and How Patients Can Protect Themselves WASHINGTON, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year, more than 180,000 people die in U.S. hospitals from preventable accidents and errors. What's more, an estimated one-third of hospital admissions result in harm to a patient. To call attention to these tragic realities, AARP The Magazine teamed up with the nonprofit organization The Leapfrog Group to highlight the innovative steps...

2013-03-28 12:28:18

Tweet It: Star @realmikefox talks Parkinson's, TV & more in the latest issue of @AARPMag. Read the story here http://bit.ly/10l05MT WASHINGTON, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-one years after his initial diagnosis, actor and philanthropist Michael J. Fox opens up in the April/May issue of AARP The Magazine about his battle with Parkinson's disease and the support system that gets him through it all. This fall, the Golden Globe Award(® )winner returns to the small...

2013-02-27 16:22:39

Utility's Poor Sandy Handling Lands it in Hot Seat - Long Island's 50+ Voice Concern over LIPA's Future, Push for Consumer Protections ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Long Island Power Authority's (LIPA) poor performance during Superstorm Sandy has drawn the ire of New York State lawmakers and one of the most powerful voting groups in the state: Long Island's aged 50+ population. Today, a busload of Long Island seniors made the early morning trek to Albany to...