August 01, 2014

Seniors Celebrate Medicare’s 49th Birthday with More than 50 Events across the Country

Seniors celebrated Medicare’s 49th birthday on Wednesday with more than 50 events nationwide, including a Capitol Hill event with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA), Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA), and Reps. Doris Matsui (CA) and Jan Schakowsky (IL).

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July 28, 2014

Statement by Retiree Leader Richard Fiesta on the 2014 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports

The most important lesson from the 2014 Social Security Trustees Report is that Social Security has a large and growing surplus.

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June 30, 2014

Harris v. Quinn Decision Harms Millions of Low-Wage Workers

Today’s decision hurts millions of low-wage workers and the people they serve, often the most frail and vulnerable in America. All workers deserve a voice. Home health care workers’ right to a voice on the job took a wrong-headed hit today, and that harms the home health care that seniors and people with disabilities receive. 

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June 25, 2014

Alliance for Retired Americans Applauds Equal Social Security Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

The Alliance for Retired Americans applauds Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI), who have introduced needed legislation to ensure that same-sex spouses receive equal treatment under the Social Security Act.

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June 18, 2014

95,000 Petition Signatures Gathered to Stop Social Security Administration Offices from Closing

On Wednesday, June 18, the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging is holding a hearing to examine the impact of recent Social Security field office closures and service cuts.

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May 29, 2014

Retiree Voting Record Released for 1st Session of 113th Congress

The Alliance for Retired Americans today released a new report detailing the voting record of every U.S. Representative and Senator on key issues affecting current and future retirees.

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May 13, 2014

Rubio's Plans to Dismantle Social Security, Medicare Intensify Retirement Security Crisis

Today, Senator Marco Rubio insulted the American people by proposing that their most successful earned benefits program, Social Security, should be dismantled. Rubio’s plans to raise the retirement age and to privatize Social Security and Medicare would increase wealth inequality, transferring the only guarantees that most Americans have for a secure retirement to Wall Street bankers and insurance companies.

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April 10, 2014

Ryan Budget Must be Stopped Before it Passes the Senate

“The U.S. House passed Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's fiscal 2015 budget today. It would slash Medicare and Medicaid by hundreds of billions of dollars.

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April 01, 2014

Paul Ryan Can’t Fool the American People With His Latest Budget

“House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled a Republican budget on April Fools’ Day that once again proposes privatizing Medicare and turning it into a voucher system, while lowering tax rates on the wealthy and corporations.

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March 19, 2014

Advocates Join Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) to Speak Against Medicare Cuts, Release 150,000 Petitions

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) co-hosted a telephone press conference call with the Medicare Rights Center and Social Security Works releasing 150,000 petition signatures against means testing Medicare and urging President Obama to drop support of Medicare cuts.  Alliance for Retired Americans activist Charlie Hogan explained on the call what Medicare cuts, including further means testing Medicare, would mean for retirees in Illinois and nationwide.

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