July 27, 2015

New Hampshire Alliance Vice President Asks Jeb Bush “Why Do You Keep Attacking the Seniors?”

 Kudos to Alliance Member Jane Lang of New Hampshire who didn’t hesitate to confront former Florida Governor Jeb Bush about his statement Wednesday night that Medicare should be “phased out.”

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July 17, 2015

Photos, Action Session Materials Now Available for 2015 National Legislative Conference

If you missed last week’s National Legislative Conference in Washington, DC, or if you want to see more about it, visit the Alliance online! You can access photos from the event as well as the action session presentations on our conference web page.

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July 10, 2015

Hundreds of Alliance Members Converge on Washington for 2015 National Legislative Conference

400 activists came to Washington, DC for the Alliance’s 2015 National Legislative Conference this week. The activists reached more than 150 offices on Thursday’s Lobby Day, when they met with their Members of Congress and Senators and voiced their concerns about retiree issues.

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July 03, 2015

Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage Benefits Older Seniors

On June 26th, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down states’ same-sex marriage bans, effectively legalizing same sex marriage in all 50 States. This case builds on the Court’s 2013 Windsor decision that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and allowed for federal recognition of same-sex marriages.

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June 26, 2015

Supreme Court Upholds Federal Insurance Exchange, Benefiting Early Retirees and Older Workers

In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in the case of King v. Burwell that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows residents of states using the federal insurance exchange to receive premium subsidies for their coverage — an outcome that preserves subsidies for 6.4 million people.

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June 19, 2015

In a Setback for America’s Retirees, Fast Track Passes U.S. House

After a temporary victory on trade for retirees last week, the House of Representatives brought up Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) again, this time using special maneuvers to ensure Trade Adjustment Assistance was attached to a must-pass appropriations bill.

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June 12, 2015

In Temporary Victory for Seniors, Bad Trade Deal Fails to Advance in House

The U.S. House of Representatives failed to advance a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Fast Track authority legislative package on Friday, handing retirees a temporary victory by a vote of 126-302.

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June 05, 2015

Medicare Turns 50: A Special New Website Marks a Half-Century of Health Care for Seniors

The Alliance is pleased to launch www.medicare50th.org. Click on the link to read the personal stories of what Medicare has meant to several Alliance members personally since its inception, and how much it has changed their lives.

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May 29, 2015

The Alliance Releases Annual Congressional Voting Record

On Tuesday, the Alliance released its annual report detailing the voting record of every U.S. Representative and Senator on issues important to current and future retirees.

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May 22, 2015

Trans-Pacific Partnership Threatens Medicare

On Thursday, the Senate voted to end debate on giving President Obama “Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority which would allow the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) to be implemented without amendments.

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