June 28, 2012

Retiree Leader: Supreme Court Ruling Victory for Current, Future Retirees

The following statement was issued by Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, in response to today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on the Affordable Care Act.

“Today is an historic day for Americans of all ages, an affirmation of a law that helps children, workers, and retirees obtain affordable health care.  Americans can now live more secure, knowing that their health and well-being are no longer tied to the whims and greed of the big insurance companies.

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May 23, 2012

Alan Simpson Flips out at California Seniors

For Immediate Release... 

The following story is running today on Politico:

"The nice thing about being out of office? You can say whatever you please.
Which is exactly what former Sen. Alan Simpson did in a harsh letter he sent to the California Alliance for Retired Americans and which was obtained by POLITICO:

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May 10, 2012

House Republican Budget Reconciliation Bill Jeopardizes Seniors’ Well-Being

The following statement was issued today by Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, in response to the House passage of the Republicans’ Budget Reconciliation Bill:

"Today the House passed the Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act. In doing so, they took the country further down the path set by their Budget Committee Chairman, Paul Ryan - a path that jeopardizes seniors' health so that the wealthiest 1% can continue to receive tax breaks. In short, the House passed a reconciliation bill that lays out more spending cuts that target the most vulnerable among us, including seniors.

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April 23, 2012

Social Security, Medicare Reports No Excuse for Radical Changes

Current and future retirees must be wary of Mitt Romney and others who will use today’s Trustees reports as political cover for radical changes that would put seniors at risk while enriching Wall Street and the big health insurance companies.

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March 23, 2012

Retiree Voting Record Released on Second Anniversary of Health Care Reform

To mark the two-year anniversary of health care reform, 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. 

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March 21, 2012

House GOP Budget Makes Seniors Pay for Tax Breaks for Corporations, Millionaires

The following statement was issued today by Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding the proposal by U.S. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI).

“The House GOP budget proposal unveiled today lays bare the party’s true colors.  The plan would cut health care for senior citizens in order to pay for more tax breaks for big corporations and for the wealthiest Americans.  It is unconscionable to take from those with the least – seniors trying to afford to see a doctor and fill a prescription – in order to give to those who already have the most."

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March 19, 2012

Retirees Hold Grassroots Events to Mark Health Law Anniversary

The Alliance for Retired Americans, a four-million member grassroots advocacy organization, is marking this week’s two-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act by holding 26 community events around the country to spotlight new Medicare benefits and to educate seniors on where elected officials and candidates stand on health reform.

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February 29, 2012

Retirees Lament Departure of Senator Snowe

The following statement was issued today by Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans:
 
"The retirement of Senator Snowe is yet another reminder of the extreme direction in which the Republican Party is heading.  Senator Snowe has been an increasingly rare voice of moderation and openness.

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January 31, 2012

Romney to Florida Seniors: More False Promises, More False Claims

The following statement was issued today by Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans.
 
“Last night at a Florida senior center, presidential candidate Mitt Romney once again couldn’t stop himself from telling an audience what they wanted to hear – even if it wasn’t true.

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January 25, 2012

Obama, Daniels Offer Stark Contrasts for Anxious Retirees

The following statement was issued today by Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans.  "President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address and Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels’ Republican response provided sharp contrasts for retirees who worry about paying their bills and staying healthy.

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