Social Security Expansion

How will recent Social Security expansion efforts benefit older Americans?
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  • KHN: Alleged Scheme to Fix Generic Drug Prices Started At Dinners And ‘Girls Nights Out’

    December 22, 2016: By: Liz Szabo and JoNel Aleccia and Mark Zdechlik, Kaiser Health News is a national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. The high prices Americans pay for generic drugs Read More >

  • Sharon Moore

    December 21, 2016: Sharon Moore, 75, is grateful for Medicare’s guaranteed benefits. She says that without them, she is afraid she would not be able to afford her prescriptions and would likely have to sell the house she has lived in for 22 years. Read More >

  • Joyce Bourgault

    December 21, 2016: Joyce Bourgault, 67, recently retired from her job as Executive Director of Helping Hands free clinic in Columbus, Ohio. While there, she saw more seniors who could not afford their health care there than she expected. Their modes Read More >

  • Rebecca Freund

    December 21, 2016: Rebecca Freund, 62, has Medicare to thank for her medical needs being met the past 9 years. With her disability, she says she might be out on the street without Medicare. “I want to do everything I can possibly do to fight ba Read More >

  • Thomas Bird

    December 21, 2016: Tom Bird, 65, says that Medicare is extremely important to him. He has diabetes and it requires daily monitoring and medications, so he wants to make sure Medicare is not cut or privatized. He also says the changes that the Aff Read More >

  • If the Affordable Care Act is Repealed, What Happens to Medicare and Seniors?

    December 14, 2016: End to Free Annual Wellness Exams   Prior to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicare allowed for a one-time free check-up when seniors first joined the Medicare program.  The ACA has provided free annual wellness exams for se Read More >

  • Medicare Toolkit

    December 14, 2016: Below are materials that can be used in conjunction with the Alliance’s Save Medicare campaign. Full Medicare Toolkit Cover Sheet Table of Contents Save Medicare Cover Letter Save Medicare Timeline Save Medicare Read More >

  • KHN: An Estimated 52 Million Adults Have Pre-Existing Conditions That Would Make Them Uninsurable Pre-Obamacare

    December 13, 2016: By: Amy Jeter and Craig Palosky, Kaiser Health News is a national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. A new Kaiser Family Foundation analysis finds that 52 million adult Read More >

  • Rep. Sam Johnson Wants to Cut Our Social Security Drastically

    December 13, 2016: U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Texas, chair of the Social Security subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee, has filed a bill that would cut Social Security drastically. Analysts say it could mean a 35% cut from current level Read More >

  • Steve Johnson

    December 12, 2016: Steve Johnson, 66, says that without his Medicare benefits, he would not have been able to afford to repair a torn rotator cuff in his shoulder. “I would have been left in immense pain, unable to sleep and unable to use my ar Read More >

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