April 10, 2015

Moves to Expand Social Security Benefits Gain Traction in the Senate

After decades of attempting to cut Social Security, members of Congress are beginning to devote their efforts to expanding Social Security benefits, and the effort is gaining traction.

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April 03, 2015

Alliance Hosts White House Conference on Aging Retiree Forums in Phoenix, Seattle, and 6 Other Cities

The White House Conference on Aging occurs every ten years to develop solutions to challenges that older Americans face. This year, the White House is holding a series of regional events leading up to the DC conference.

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March 27, 2015

Budget Vote-O-Rama Forces Senators to Take a Stance on Retirement Security, Minimum Wage

Members of the U.S. Senate voted on dozens of amendments to the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget on Wednesday. This marathon “Vote-O-Rama” session forced many Senators, including 2016 GOP Presidential hopefuls, to take definitive positions on issues such as raising the minimum wage, preserving Medicare and Social Security earned benefits, and protecting against Medicaid cuts. 

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March 20, 2015

House Republican Budget is a Frontal Assault on Seniors’ Needs

This week, Congressional Republicans put forward a version of a Fiscal Year 2016 Budget that contains cuts to Medicare beneficiaries and threatens Social Security.

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March 16, 2015

Nation's Retirement Income Deficit Now $7.7 Trillion

At a hearing before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, Alicia Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, testified that over the last five years the nation’s Retirement Income Deficit (RID) has risen from $6.6 trillion to $7.7 trillion

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March 06, 2015

King v. Burwell Supreme Court Case: Affordable Care Act Hangs in the Balance

Continued access to affordable health insurance for many early retirees is at stake as the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday in the case of King v. Burwell, a lawsuit challenging provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

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February 27, 2015

Alliance Joins House Members to Protect Social Security Disability Insurance

On Wednesday, the Alliance joined Democratic Representatives Xavier Becerra (CA), Sander Levin (MI), Jan Schakowsky (IL), and Doris Matsui (CA), and allies in speaking out on a tele-press conference call focused on protecting Social Security Disability Insurance.

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February 20, 2015

Alliance Members Visit Over 120 Congressional Offices during Lobby Week

Members of the Alliance visited over 120 Members of Congress and staff in their home states this week during the Presidents Day recess.

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February 13, 2015

Senators Sanders, Warren Warn of Social Security Battle Ahead

On Tuesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said that House Republicans have already fired a warning shot that they'll try to scale back future payouts under Social Security. 

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February 06, 2015

President’s Budget Offers a Mixed Bag for Seniors

President Obama presented his Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal on Monday, offering a mixed bag for seniors. The budget contains several changes to Medicare, including higher deductibles, new home health co-pays, and increased means testing.

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