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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April 15, 2015

Retiree Organization Warns That Prescription Drug Costs May Increase Under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

The following statement was issued today by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, in anticipation of the “fast track” trade promotion authority bill by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and ranking member Ron Wyden (D-OR):

“This is a fast track to higher drug prices. Americans pay the highest prescription drug prices in the world, and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal could make drugs even more expensive for seniors.

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April 14, 2015

Chris Christie is Not Going to Become President by Destroying Seniors’ Earned Social Security Benefits

The following statement was issued today by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, in response to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s remarks in New Hampshire this morning.

“Governor Chris Christie today went after not only seniors’ earned Social Security benefits, but also their health coverage, in an attempt to further his own Presidential ambitions.

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March 17, 2015

House Republican Budget is a Frontal Assault on the Needs of Seniors

Statement of Richard Fiesta, Executive Director the Alliance for Retired Americans regarding the House Republican Budget:

“The budget plan put forward by House Republicans today is a frontal assault on the needs of seniors, persons with disabilities and working Americans.

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March 04, 2015

Early Retirees Have Much at Stake in King v. Burwell

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

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