October 02, 2015

Drug Industry Protections Causing Complications Among Trade Negotiators

International trade ministers met this week in Atlanta and the Wall Street Journal reported that they continue to be divided over provisions related to prescription drugs and how long companies will be able to keep lower-cost generics off the market.

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September 25, 2015

Alliance Elects Robert Roach as President, Joseph Peters as Secretary-Treasurer

Robert Roach, Jr. of the Bronx, New York, was elected on Monday as the new President of the Alliance, succeeding Barbara EasterlingJoseph Peters of Rochester Hills, Michigan was elected Secretary-Treasurer, following Ruben Burks. The votes occurred during a meeting of the Alliance’s Executive Committee and take effect on October 1, 2015. Richard Fiesta will continue to serve as Executive Director.

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September 18, 2015

Number of Uninsured Americans over 55 Drops to Lowest Point Ever

New data released by the Census Bureau this week showed that 8.8 million fewer people are uninsured compared to last year. The percentage of people over 55 who are uninsured has dropped to less than 10%, its lowest point in history.

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September 11, 2015

South Florida Law Professor Makes Case for Expanding Social Security

In an op-ed for the Miami Herald, Professor Timothy Canova outlines the need to expand the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program to ensure that beneficiaries can live above the poverty line

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September 04, 2015

Just in Time for Labor Day: New Statistics on Social Security Disability Insurance

Happy Labor Day to all Alliance members! The Social Security Administration's (SSA’s) new Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) issue paper and state fact sheets show how this vital safety net is protecting workers and their families in every community across America.

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August 28, 2015

Republican Presidential Hopefuls Are Staying Silent Regarding Social Security Privatization but Still Favor “Reform”

While still talking about the need to “save” Social Security by cutting benefits to retirees, this cycle’s crop of GOP Presidential candidates have been silent on whether they’d support a plan to privatize Social Security.

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August 21, 2015

Walker, Rubio Talk about Plans to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

This week, Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker released a plan to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

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August 14, 2015

Alliance Celebrates Social Security’s 80th Anniversary with More than 40 Events Today

Members of the Alliance are hosting more than 40 events today, August 14th, to celebrate and educate the public about the importance of protecting and expanding Social Security on its 80th birthday.

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August 07, 2015

GOP Candidates Attack Social Security, Medicare at Primary Debate

Last night, the Republican Party held its first primetime primary debate in Cleveland, Ohio.

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July 31, 2015

In Honor of Medicare’s 50th Anniversary, Alliance Members Hold Celebrations Nationwide

Retirees and allies around the country participated in more than 100 Medicare events celebrating 50 years of guaranteed health coverage for seniors this week.

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