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KFF Health News: Halfway Through ‘Unwinding,’ Medicaid Enrollment Is Down About 10 Million

Halfway through what will be the biggest purge of Medicaid beneficiaries in a one-year span, enrollment in the government-run health insurance program is on track to return to roughly pre-pandemic levels. Medicaid, which covers low-income and disabled people, and the related C... Read more

Seniors Beware: Guaranteed Medicare Benefits at Risk if Trump Returns to Office

The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, in response to a Rolling Stone magazine article today detailing GOP plans to move quickly to privatize Medicare if Donald Trump is elected in 2024: “After a lifeti... Read more

KFF Health News: The FTC Is Attacking Drugmakers’ ‘Patent Thickets’

The Federal Trade Commission has challenged the validity of over 100 drug product patents, focusing on devices used to deliver medicines, like inhalers and autoinjectors, in an effort to increase competition and potentially lower some prices. The FTC says drugmakers illegitima... Read more

Alliance for Retired Americans Enthusiastically Endorses Joe Biden for Reelection

Washington, DC -- Citing President Biden’s record of commitment to retirement security for every American, the Alliance for Retired Americans, a national grassroots advocacy organization, today endorsed Joe Biden for reelection as President and Kamala Harris as Vice President. ... Read more

KFF Health News: With Trump Front of Mind, New Hampshire Voters Cite Abortion and Obamacare as Concerns

HANOVER, N.H. — Health care issues are important to Lana Leggett-Kealey, who works as a genetic genealogist. But on Tuesday, as she walked out of her polling place at a local high school and into a frigid New England morning, she said she had something bigger on her mind when s... Read more

Retiree Group Endorses Tom Suozzi for Election to U.S. House

Cites Commitment to Expanding and Protecting Earned Social Security and Medicare Benefits, Lowering Drug Prices Levittown, NY - Members of the Alliance for Retired Americans proudly announced their endorsement of Tom Suozzi for election to the U.S. House of Representatives fr... Read more

KFF Health News: Dodging the Medicare Enrollment Deadline Can Be Costly

Angela M. Du Bois, a retired software tester in Durham, North Carolina, wasn’t looking to replace her UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plan. She wasn’t concerned as the Dec. 7 deadline approached for choosing another of the privately run health insurance alternatives to or... Read more

Uncle Sam Wants You … to Help Stop Insurers’ Bogus Medicare Advantage Sales Tactics

After an unprecedented crackdown on misleading advertising claims by insurers selling private Medicare Advantage and drug plans, the Biden administration hopes to unleash a special weapon to make sure companies follow the new rules: you. Officials at the Centers for Medicare &... Read more

KFF Health News: Facing Financial Ruin as Costs Soar for Elder Care

Margaret Newcomb, 69, a retired French teacher, is desperately trying to protect her retirement savings by caring for her 82-year-old husband, who has severe dementia, at home in Seattle. She used to fear his disease-induced paranoia, but now he’s so frail and confused that he ... Read more