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HEALTH-CARE REFORM IS AT TOP OF THE AARP’S LIST OF PRIORITIES

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Health-care reform that provides every Utahn with some form of basic health care while containing costs is the top priority of the State Legislative Committee (Salt Lake area) of the American Association of Retired Persons for the 1995 legislative session.

Other priorities set by the committee are increased penalties for hate crimes, criminal offenses against the elderly and elder abuse, funding for affordable low-income and elderly housing and adequate appropriations for programs that serve and benefit the elderly.The committee also supports a large range of issues, from providing sales tax exemptions for home medical equipment to monitoring the handling and storage of toxic waste in Utah.

Each year the Utah State Legislative Committee, composed of volunteers from the AARP membership across the state, selects priorities and works to promote passage of legislation that reflects those priorities. More than 149,271 Utahns belong to the organization.