March 16, 2012

Health Care Reform Marks its Two-Year Anniversary

Next week – March 23 - marks two years since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law and made health care reform a reality. The Alliance is planning almost 30 events across the country to commemorate the anniversary - and the benefits for seniors that come with it.

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March 09, 2012

Romney Wins Six States on Super Tuesday, but Questions Remain

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney won six of the ten states that voted on Tuesday in the race to become the Republican nominee for President. Romney won Ohio, Virginia, Alaska, Massachusetts, Vermont and Idaho, but political analysts focused sharply on his slim margin of victory, 38% - 37%, over the second-place finisher in Ohio, former Sen. Rick Santorum (PA).

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March 02, 2012

Citing Polarization, Sen. Olympia Snowe Announces Her Retirement

Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) announced on Tuesday that she will not seek re-election and will instead retire after over 30 years in Congress. The announcement came as a surprise to many, especially since she was heavily favored to win re-election. She cited unproductivity and polarization in Washington as the main reasons for her sudden retirement.

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February 24, 2012

New Rule Would Provide Home Health Workers with Minimum Wage

The Alliance’s friends at American Rights at Work remind us that even in 2012, millions of workers are without minimum wage protections.  More shocking is that 2.5 million of these unprotected workers are those who provide critical care to seniors and the disabled in their homes.

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February 17, 2012

Coyle Concerned About Proposed Means-Testing for Medicare

President Obama released his FY 2013 budget on Monday. While his administration does not propose changes to Social Security, there are several Medicare proposals which could cause beneficiaries to pay increased out-of-pocket expenses over time. One proposal would increase the number and share of beneficiaries who pay a higher, income-related premium.

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February 10, 2012

White House Twitter Event Answers Seniors' Policy Questions

On Monday, the White House’s Jon Carson, Director of the Office of Public Engagement, held a “Tweet-up” and conference call for seniors with Kathy Greenlee, Assistant Secretary for Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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February 03, 2012

White House, Alliance for Retired Americans to Host Twitter Q&A on Senior Issues

Do you want to know more about the Affordable Care Act and dispel the myths about it? Want to ask administration officials about strengthening Social Security and Medicare for you, your kids and grandkids?

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January 27, 2012

President Obama, Mitch Daniels Offer Different Views on Current State of the Union

President Obama delivered his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, and the Alliance issued a press release contrasting his ideas with the Republican response offered by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.

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January 20, 2012

Wisconsin Governor Recall Effort Advances; Retirees Help Get a Million Signatures

A million signatures were turned in on Tuesday to begin the formal process of forcing a recall election for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R). The petitions delivered to the Government Accountability Board arrived on a truck and weighed over 3000 pounds.

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January 13, 2012

Mitt Romney Wins New Hampshire; Florida Alliance Members Voice Disapproval

Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire Republican primary Tuesday with 39.3% of the vote, finishing well ahead of runners-up Ron Paul (22.8%) and Jon Huntsman (16.9%). Two days later, Florida Alliance for Retired Americans members gathered in West Palm Beach to draw a distinction between themselves and “Fat Cat Mitt Romney Supporters,” who were attending a high-end Romney fundraiser at the home of Miami Dolphins owner Steve Ross.

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