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Bob Jackson

Director, AARP Texas

Bob Jackson is the director of AARP Texas. AARP is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association that works on behalf of older persons and has a membership of more than 38 million members, including 2.3 million Texans.

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A proven way for Texas lawmakers to improve primary health care access

Despite growing evidence and a body of research showing favorable patient outcomes and excellent quality of care in states where advanced practice registered nurses have full practice authority, Texas still prevents them from doing what they can do and what patients desperately need. As a result, Texans who could be treated by an APRN have no care at all.