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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February 25, 2015

Statement of Richard Fiesta to U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means

The following statement was submitted by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, to the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means in conjunction with its hearing on Social Security Disability Insurance on February 25, 2015: The Alliance for Retired Americans, an organization of more than 4.3 million members, strongly opposes any effort to prevent reallocation of the Social Security Trust Funds.

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February 20, 2015

Retirees Visit More than 120 Members of Congress with Retirement Security Message

Members of the Alliance for Retired Americans are expressing their views at more than 120 meetings with members of Congress and staff this week as elected officials returned to their districts during the Presidents Day recess.

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February 02, 2015

Retirees Concerned that President Obama's Budget Includes Medicare Cuts

The following statement was issued today by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans regarding President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal.

“Overall, President Obama’s 2016 budget proposal is a mixed bag for retirees.

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January 20, 2015

Retirees Voice Satisfaction with State of the Union Address

The following statement was issued tonight by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans:

“Members of the Alliance for Retired Americans listened to President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night and voiced satisfaction with what they heard.

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January 06, 2015

Seniors Watching to Ensure the 114th Congress Does Not Cut Their Earned Social Security and Medicare Benefits

Retirees will be watching the 114th Congress this year to see if it protects seniors or instead follows a radical right-wing agenda and enacts legislation that cuts seniors’ earned Social Security and Medicare benefits. Retirees will have some very specific questions in mind.

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