October 03, 2013

Seniors Join Hands at U.S. Capitol to Show: “We will not allow a Government Shutdown to Force Cuts to our Benefits!”

The following statement was issued today by Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans.

“Today scores of seniors came to the U.S. Capitol, joined hands with more than 20 Members of Congress, and formed a human chain in opposition to the Chained CPI cost-of-living adjustment formula and all benefit cuts to Social Security.

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September 30, 2013

House Republicans’ Shutdown Turns Seniors into Hostages

The following statement was issued today by Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans:

“The Affordable Care Act offers seniors free preventive care and closes the doughnut hole gap in prescription drug coverage. For House Republicans to say that they don’t like it, and are therefore going to shut down the government over it, is a preposterous attempt to take our government – and seniors - hostage.

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September 12, 2013

Personal Medicare Stories Illustrate Need to Keep Medicare Cuts off the Chopping Block

September and October Potentially Menacing Months for Seniors

Washington, DC – Politicians in Washington are keeping Medicare cuts on the table in debt ceiling and budget deal negotiations. To combat these efforts to cut Medicare, the Alliance for Retired Americans gathered stories from retirees nationally who benefit from the program, but who still struggle to keep up with out-of-pocket costs.

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August 14, 2013

Social Security at 78 – Going Strong, Worth Fighting For

On today’s anniversary of Social Security, Americans across the country reflect on the strength and success of the program in its 78 years. Social Security provides financial security, independence, and dignity for seniors in their retirement years. Through war, Depression and multiple recessions, it has never missed a payment and has amassed a $2.7 trillion surplus.
 
With the reliability of pensions, 401ks and housing values dwindling, Social Security remains more important than ever for today’s seniors and for future generations. Americans across the political spectrum strongly believe we need to strengthen this vital program, not cut it. Over the past months, citizen activists have been out in the streets with a message for any elected official considering compromising the program in a budget deal: ‘Don’t even think about it.’

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July 30, 2013

On Medicare’s 48th Birthday, Retirees Push for Passage of the Medicare Drug Savings Act

The following statement was issued by Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, on the occasion of the 48th birthday of Medicare and Medicaid.

Washington, DC – “On today’s anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, grassroots activists with the Alliance for Retired Americans are grateful that these programs have provided 48 years of care and security for millions, allowing millions of retirees and people with disabilities to afford to see a doctor or fill a prescription.

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July 01, 2013

Seniors Plan to Form Human Chain in front of 50 Key Locations to Protest the Chained CPI Social Security Benefit Cut

“Some Cuts Never Heal”

Washington, DC --- On Tuesday, July 2nd, the Alliance for Retired Americans will sponsor a National Day of Action which focuses specifically on opposing the chained CPI Social Security benefit cut.

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May 31, 2013

Joint Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Retiree Leader Edward Coyle on the 2013 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports

The most important message from the 2013 Social Security Trustees Report is that our Social Security system continues to work for the American people.  After years of economic crisis for working families, Social Security is in better shape and more dependable than 401(k)s, private pensions, or any other public or private program.  We must call out those who will try to misuse today’s  report as political cover for unwarranted and ill-advised benefit cuts, like switching to the “chained CPI” to calculate Social Security’s annual cost of living increase (COLA).

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May 20, 2013

Retiree Voting Record Released for 2nd Session of 112th Congress

“The Most Unproductive Congress in Modern American History”

Washington, DC – To begin the third week of May, which is Older Americans Month, the Alliance for Retired Americans today released a new report detailing the voting record of every U.S. Senator and Representative on key issues affecting current and future retirees. The document is available at http://www.retiredamericans.org/issues/congressional-voting-record.

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May 07, 2013

Seniors Team up with Sen. Sanders to Stop Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid Benefit Cuts

Dozens of seniors, in Washington, DC for the Alliance for Retired Americans Leadership Conference, will join with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), other Senators and U.S. House Members for a press event in Room 902 of the Hart Senate Office Building at 12:30 PM on Wednesday, May 8.

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April 16, 2013

Rockefeller Bill Would Save Taxpayers Billions

In a response to the federal government paying unconscionably high drug prices for dual-eligibles on Medicare, Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) introduced legislation today to require drug companies to provide discounts for low-income Medicare beneficiaries, as they currently do under Medicaid.  The Alliance for Retired Americans strongly supports Rockefeller’s legislation which would save taxpayers and Medicare beneficiaries billions of dollars.

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