August 24, 2012

Alliance Responds to Argument That Obama Raided $716 Billion from Medicare

When Mitt Romney says he will reverse the changes to Medicare under health reform, he means he will reinstitute overpayments to insurance companies and protect pharmaceutical and medical device companies. This would weaken Medicare, making it insolvent earlier – in 2016.

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August 17, 2012

Mitt Romney Chooses Paul Ryan as His Running Mate

On Saturday morning, Mitt Romney unveiled U.S. Representative and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) as his choice for running mate in his quest to become U.S. President. Alliance Executive Director Edward F. Coyle was quick to react to the choice of Ryan, who has made clear his plan to end Medicare as we know it by turning it into a voucher system - shifting thousands of dollars in health care costs to seniors. Ryan also seeks to raise the retirement age, privatize Social Security and cut benefits under that program.

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August 10, 2012

Coyle Slams ‘Morning Joe’ for Social Security Falsehoods

Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance, issued a response this week to a Monday segment on MSNBC’s Morning Joe filled with half-truths and outright lies about Social Security’s future.  In the segment, host Joe Scarborough perpetuated the myth that Social Security adds to the deficit, when in reality the Social Security Trust Fund has a $2.7 trillion surplus.

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August 03, 2012

Medicare and Medicaid Birthday Events Cover 23 States!

The Alliance celebrated the 47th Birthday of Medicare and Medicaid on July 30, and 50 “Let’s Not Be the Last Generation to Retire” summer campaign events have now taken place since July 22.

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July 27, 2012

President Obama Woos Older Voters in Florida

In a recent campaign speech to a seniors audience in West Palm Beach, President Barack Obama laid out his platform for older Americans, pointing out the clear differences between his vision for the country and Mitt Romney’s.

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July 20, 2012

Biden Reaffirms Administration Commitment to Retirees

Vice President Joe Biden called out GOP leaders for having “different values” when it comes to critical issues such as Social Security, health care, and Medicare at the White House Community Leaders briefing on senior issues.

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July 13, 2012

Legislators, Alliance Members Rebuke Those Voting to Repeal Health Care Reform

On Wednesday, supporters of President Obama’s health care law and the Democratic leadership from the House of Representatives gathered at the Capitol building for a press conference to hold the Republicans accountable for voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Alliance Regional Board Member and retired social studies teacher Bill Cea spoke on behalf of the Alliance at the event.

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July 06, 2012

House Prepares for July 11 Vote to Repeal New Medicare Benefits for Seniors

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is preparing for a July 11 vote to repeal the entire Affordable Care Act, including new Medicare benefits that are helping millions of seniors better afford to see a doctor and fill a prescription.  “If the court does not strike down the entire law, the House will move to repeal what’s left of it,” Boehner vowed on the day before the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the law.  Appearing on Fox News over the weekend, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that providing health coverage to the 30 million Americans who would obtain it under the law is “not the issue,” and instead advocated replacing the law with a more incremental approach.  “Before the July 11 repeal vote, retirees need to urge their Representative to stand up for the needs of area seniors,” said Alliance Executive Director Edward J. Coyle.

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June 29, 2012

Supreme Court Ruling a Victory for Both Current and Future Retirees

On Thursday, Chief Justice John G. Roberts joined the liberal wing of the Supreme Court to save the heart of President Obama’s landmark health care law, assuring Americans access to affordable, reliable health care.

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June 22, 2012

'Name Our Campaign' - Alliance Summer of Action

Thousands of Alliance members, seniors and allies across the country will mobilize this July 30th, on the 47th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, to warn against drastic cuts discussed in Congress - like the Paul Ryan budget plan, which would threaten the retirement security of future generations.

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