March 22, 2010

Ohio Retirees Praise Historic Health Reform Vote

David Friesner, President of the Ohio Alliance for Retired Americans, issued the following statement: “This historic vote is a bold step toward helping retirees in Ohio and across the country enjoy longer, healthier lives.

“This vote sets the stage to move on to the real business of changing the health delivery system and Ohio’s Campaign for Better Care for older adults and the initiatives moving from the governor’s council on quality and coverage."

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March 21, 2010

Retirees Praise Historic Health Reform Vote

Will Help Seniors Afford to See a Doctor, Fill a Prescription

The following statement was issued by Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, in response to today's health care vote in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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March 18, 2010

Retiree Tells Congress: Health Bill Can Lower Drug Costs for Seniors

Retiree Tells Congress: Health Bill Can Lower Drug Costs for Seniors

Will Close Medicare "Doughnut Hole" Coverage Gap

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March 17, 2010

Ohio Retiree Leader Says: Kucinich Vote Benefits Seniors

The Ohio Alliance for Retired Americans and its 230,000 members, thank Congressman Dennis Kucinich for his announced intention today to vote for health insurance reform. The 84,000 seniors in his district will immediately benefit from several provisions of the bill. The bill will eliminate co-payments for preventive care services such as diabetes and cancer screening. The bill would increase payments to primary care doctors, and improve the coordination and quality of care for persons with chronic illnesses, in line with the need to produce better care and lower health costs.

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March 16, 2010

Health Reform Can Improve Seniors Lives, Retiree Leader Says

Health Reform Can Improve Seniors Lives, Retiree Leader Says

Will Make Preventive Tests and Medications Affordable


The following statement was issued today by Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, who today joined House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a press conference on health insurance reform.

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March 15, 2010

Pennsylvania Retirees Thank Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Bill George for his Years of Service

Pennsylvania Rrtirees thank Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Bill George for his years of service. PARA Congratulates him on his retirement and officially welcomes him to the ranks of the retired!

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March 12, 2010

Ohio Retired Americans to Congressman Dennis Kucinich: “Stop Medicare from Bleeding Out”

The Ohio Alliance for Retired Americans calls on Congressman Kucinich to stop Medicare from bleeding out. The Medicare Trust fund continues to bleed because of the fiscally negligent Congress of 2003. Representative Kucinich voted against the unfunded "advantage" program then.

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March 12, 2010

GOP Stacks Debt Panel with Opponents of Social Security and Medicare

GOP Stacks Debt Panel with Opponents of Social Security and Medicare

The "Sock Our Seniors Six" Taints Objectivity of Debt Commission


The following statement was issued today by Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.

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