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  • A Historic Victory Brings Drug Price Relief to Pennsylvania's Seniors

    Bill Johnston-Walsh, AARP PA State Director|Sep 29, 2022

    Here in Pennsylvania and across the country, millions of seniors will get relief from a new law that will help reduce out-of-control drug prices. For the first time in decades, Big Pharma’s relentless grip on their wallets, medicine cabinets and peace of mind will begin to pry loose. After years of calling on Congress to make prescription drugs more affordable, we won the fight for Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices and help millions of seniors save money on their medications. That, in and of itself, is huge. But the new law, passed by C...

  • Pennsylvania Candidates Should Pay Close Attention to 50+ Vote

    Bill Johnston-Walsh, State Director, AARP|Jul 14, 2022

    As the candidates for governor and U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania hit the campaign trail this summer, it would be wise for them to pay closer attention to voters 50+. Why? Because all indications point to Pennsylvania voters 50+ being 61 percent of the likely voting electorate, and that means they could be the deciders come Nov. 8. New research by AARP in partnership with pollsters Fabrizio Ward and Impact Research shows that the candidates are neck and neck. State Senator Doug Mastriano (R) and Attorney General Josh Shapiro (D) are essentially...

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