August 07, 2012

GOP Convention Forces Mitt Romney Onto Same Stage as Unpopular Florida Gov. Rick Scott

Try as he might, Mitt Romney will no longer be able to avoid one of the nation’s least popular governors when the GOP gathers in Tampa in a few weeks. The Republican National Committee announced Monday that Florida Gov. Rick Scott will give a speech at the convention before Romney is crowned as the party’s presidential nominee. This will break Romney’s streak of 54 consecutive public appearances in Florida without a trace of Scott. But it isn’t all bad news for Romney, the leader of the Republican Party.

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July 30, 2012

Seniors Launch Grassroots Campaign: “Let’s Not Be the Last Generation to Retire”

On today’s 47th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, grassroots activists with the Alliance for Retired Americans are hosting events across the country as part of their “Let’s Not Be the Last Generation to Retire” campaign.  The grassroots efforts will include over 60 actions continuing through August 14, Social Security’s 77th birthday.

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July 11, 2012

Retiree Leader Blasts House for Taking Away Medicare Benefits for Seniors

The following statement was issued today by Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, in response to the U.S. House voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act:

“Shamelessly choosing ideology and partisan politics over seniors’ basic needs, the Republican majority in the U.S. House today voted to take away new Medicare benefits that are helping millions of seniors better afford to see a doctor and fill a prescription.

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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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