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November 20, 2015

Democratic Debate Includes Prescription Drug Focus

The Democratic Presidential debate on Saturday night included questions about addressing the high cost of prescription drugs in the United States. Hillary Clinton said that she supports capping out-of-pocket prescription drug costs at $250 per month and that she wants Medicare to be able to negotiate lower prices for seniors. Americans pay the highest prescription drug prices in the industrialized world, and last year drug prices went up by 13 percent.
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November 05, 2015

Statement by Retiree Leader Richard Fiesta on the Seniors and Veterans Emergency Benefits Act

The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding the introduction of the Seniors and Veterans Emergency Benefits Act by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on November 5th: “The Alliance for Retired Americans enthusiastically supports the Seniors and Veterans Emergency Benefits Act, introduced by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) today. This legislation would provide a one-time payment in 2016 to Social Security beneficiaries, veterans and others of $581, which is 3.9% of the average Social Security retirement benefit.
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