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Kaiser Health News: Numbers Don’t Lie. Biden Kept His Promise on Improving Obamacare.

Promise: “I’ll not only restore Obamacare; I’ll build on it.” In a speech on Nov. 2, 2020, then-presidential candidate Joe Biden promised, “I’ll not only restore Obamacare; I’ll build on it.” Two years and counting since then, how is he doing in meeting t... Read more

Kaiser Health News: Weighing Risks of a Major Surgery: 7 Questions Older Americans Should Ask Their Surgeon

Larry McMahon, who turned 80 in December, is weighing whether to undergo a major surgery. Over the past five years, his back pain has intensified. Physical therapy, muscle relaxants, and injections aren’t offering relief. “It’s a pain that leaves me hardly able to do any... Read more

Kaiser Health News: Assisted Living Facilities Pressed to Address Growing Needs of Older, Sicker Residents

Assisted living communities too often fail to meet the needs of older adults and should focus more on residents’ medical and mental health concerns, according to a recent report by a diverse panel of experts. It’s a clarion call for change inspired by the altered profile... Read more

Kaiser Health News: Paxlovid Has Been Free So Far. Next Year, Sticker Shock Awaits.

Nearly 6 million Americans have taken Paxlovid for free, courtesy of the federal government. The Pfizer pill has helped prevent many people infected with covid-19 from being hospitalized or dying, and it may even reduce the risk of developing long covid. But the government pl... Read more

Retirees Congratulate Pelosi on Remarkable Career as Speaker

Statement of Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to step down as Speaker of the House. “Seniors could not have asked for a better champion or more tireless advocate than Nancy Pelosi. “Spea... Read more

Kaiser Health News: Supreme Court to Hear Nursing Home Case That Could Affect Millions

When Susie Talevski sued the agency that managed her elderly father’s care before he died, she hoped to get justice for her family. She did not expect the case would grow into a national bellwether. A ruling against her could strip millions of vulnerable Americans of their powe... Read more

Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans Applauds Decision Blocking Illegal Hand Counting of Ballots in Cochise County

Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans President Saundra Cole released the following statement regarding the decision issued by the Arizona Superior Court, Pima County for the County of Cochise in the case Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans v. Crosby. “The Arizona Allian... Read more

Seniors Send Urgent Letter to Texas Secretary of State Asking for Information on How to Avoid Criminal Investigation While Working on Election Day

Austin, Texas - The Alliance of Retired Americans and its Texas Chapter delivered a letter to Texas Secretary of State John Scott today regarding the enforcement of a law which makes it a crime for an Election Day worker to take “any action to obstruct the view of a watcher or ... Read more

Retiree Group Endorses David Cicilline for Re-election to U.S. House

Cites Commitment to Expanding and Protecting Earned Social Security and Medicare Benefits, Lowering Drug Prices Providence - Members of the Alliance for Retired Americans proudly announced their endorsement of David Cicilline for re-election to the U.S. House of Representativ... Read more