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Say What You Think

by Will Yandik - 6/01/2011

AARP wants to hear Hoosiers' ideas on how to strengthen Social Security, which provides benefits to more than 1.1 million people in Indiana. "In Congress and elsewhere, the national conversation about Social Security is heating up," says June Lyle, AARP state director. "AARP will be fighting to protect and strengthen Social Security for all generations, but first we need to understand our members' thoughts about the best solutions." AARP will use the public comments to guide its advocacy in support of Social Security.

To find a Social Security listening session in your community or to share your concerns or ideas online, go to

No Denials

by Will Yandik - 5/01/2011

More than a million Hoosiers have preexisting medical conditions, and many have been denied health insurance as a result. Now, there's a new option. Established by the federal health care reform law, the state's Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan provides coverage even to those previously diagnosed with diseases such as cancer, heart disease or diabetes.

"The PCIP option is less expensive in many cases than the state's high-risk pool," says June Lyle, AARP state director. "Residents should take a good look at this program before putting off much-needed surgeries or other medical treatments."

For more information, go to

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