July 27, 2015

Retirees Mark Medicare’s Golden Anniversary with More Than 120 Events Coast to Coast

Recognizing the essential role that Medicare has played in helping older Americans live healthier, longer and more financially secure lives, members of the Alliance for Retired Americans are pulling out all the stops to host nearly 120 events to celebrate and educate the public about the importance and necessity of the program on its 50th birthday on July 30.

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July 23, 2015

Statement on Jeb Bush's Plan to Gut Medicare

The following statement was issued by Jane Lang, Vice President of the New Hampshire Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding Jeb Bush's plan to gut Medicare:

“Jeb Bush has declared war on seniors. By going after their earned Medicare benefits, he is putting our health and economic well-being at risk."

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July 22, 2015

Statement on the 2015 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports

The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding Trustees reports issued today on the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds:

“The Social Security and Medicare trustees today confirmed that Social Security and Medicare are not in crisis, and, in fact, continue to be in strong fiscal health.

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July 22, 2015

Statement of Richard Fiesta, Executive Director, Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding the Senate Highway bill deal announced today

The following statement was issued today by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, following the Senate Highway bill:

“We are deeply troubled by this proposal. Although infrastructure investments are needed, this bill funds them the wrong way -- by robbing the Social Security trust fund. 

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June 25, 2015

King v. Burwell Decision a Win for Those Aged 50 - 64

The following statement was issued today by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, following the U.S. House Rule vote on Tuesday to delay the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) re-vote.

“With its King v. Burwell decision, the U.S. Supreme Court today confirmed that the Affordable Care Act benefits older workers and retirees and could withstand attempts to take it apart piece-by-piece though legal challenges.

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June 16, 2015

Irony in Extending Trade Adjustment Assistance Vote that Would Cut Medicare until Medicare’s 50th Anniversary

The following statement was issued today by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, following the U.S. House Rule vote on Tuesday to delay the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) re-vote.

“Today’s House action to delay a re-vote on Trade Adjustment Assistance related to Fast Track for the Trans Pacific Partnership is ironic.

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June 12, 2015

Bad Trade Deal Blocked in a Temporary Victory for Seniors

The following statement was issued today by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, following the U.S. House votes on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Fast Track Authority legislative package.

“Today’s votes in the U.S. House showed that cuts to Medicare are not a viable way to pay for trade legislation.

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June 08, 2015

Members of Congress & Seniors’ Advocates to House: Don’t Raid Medicare to Pay for Unrelated TAA Issue (to Try and Pass Fast Track)

Seniors groups and Members of Congress today urged the House of Representatives to oppose plans to cut a total of $950 million from Medicare to fund the Trade Adjustment Assistance program to assist workers displaced by trade – a key sticking point in the larger controversial debate over whether the House should provide fast track authority for trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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May 26, 2015

Retiree Voting Record Released

The Alliance for Retired Americans today released its  2014 voting record report which scored every U.S. Representative and Senator on key issues affecting current and future retirees.

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May 07, 2015

Surveys: 7 in 10 Older Americans Say Don't Mess with Wireless Lifeline Benefits

Older Americans agree:  Congress and state lawmakers should not restrict their access to federal wireless Lifeline, which often is inaccurately referred to as the “Obamaphone” program.  A survey conducted by ORC International (ORC) and sponsored by Keeping Americans Connected to Opportunities makes it clear that seniors believe they should get continue to get access to wireless Lifeline and other benefits that have been promised to them.

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