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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March 05, 2010

Retirees Despondent After Senate's Refusal of $250 Payment to Seniors

Retirees Despondent After Senate's Refusal of $250 Payment to Seniors

Would Have Helped Many Struggling in Recession with Life-saving Medications


The following statement was issued today by Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, in reaction to the Senate's failure to pass a $250 Economic Recovery payment for seniors, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

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February 22, 2010

Retirees Praise Obama Health Reform Proposal Takes Several Key Steps to Address Seniors' Needs

Retirees Praise Obama Health Reform Proposal

Takes Several Key Steps to Address Seniors' Needs


The following statement was issued today by Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, in response to the health insurance reform proposals unveiled today by President Obama.

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February 18, 2010

Retiree Leader: Deficit Panel Should Support Social Security and Medicare

Retiree Leader: Deficit Panel Should Support Social Security and Medicare

Questions Objectivity of Commission Co-Chair Alan Simpson


The following statement was issued today by Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, in response to President Obama signing an Executive Order creating the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.

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January 27, 2010

Retiree Reaction to State of Union: Don't Balance Budget on Backs of Seniors

Retiree Reaction to State of Union:
Don't Balance Budget on Backs of Seniors


The following statement was issued today by Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, in response to budget deficit proposals in tonight's State of the Union address:

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January 27, 2010

Ohio Retiree Reaction to State of Union: Don’t Balance Budget on Backs of Seniors

Ohio retirees support President Obama’s call to reduce the federal budget deficit. We cannot, however, balance the budget on the back of America’s seniors, said David Friesner Ohio Alliance President.

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