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ADA Education and Reform Act is an affront to Americans with Disabilities

"It is a travesty that this legislation is even up for a vote" Statement of Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding the scheduled House vote to roll back the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): “H.R. 620, the ADA Education an... Read more

White House’s FY19 Budget Spells Serious Trouble for Seniors and People with Disabilities

Cuts to Medicare and Medicaid not what Trump Promised During 2016 Election Statement of Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, following the release of President Trump’s fiscal 2019 budget: “The 2019 budget released today by the White ... Read more

State of the Union Speech Presented an Alternate Reality, Not what Older Americans See

Statement of Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, following President Trump’s State of the Union address: “There are several things that the President did not say tonight that are troubling for retirees. “He did not mention his cam... Read more

More Than One-Third of People with Traditional Medicare Spent at Least 20 Percent of Their Total Income on Health Care in 2013

According to a Kaiser Family Foundation study, more than one-third of people with traditional Medicare spent at least 20 percent of their total income on health care in 2013. The study is entitled Medicare Beneficiaries’ Out-of-Pocket Health Care Spending as a Share of Income N... Read more

Seniors and the Disabled are the Victims of GOP’s Inability to Govern

Statement of Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, on the government shutdown: “For Republicans to be unable to pass a bill to fund the government when they control the House, the Senate, and the White House is unacceptable. Their inabilit... Read more

Retiree Group Releases New Ad Opposing GOP Tax Bill

“Tell them to vote no on any tax plan that harms health care for older Americans” You can view the ads at https://www.youtube.com/user/RetiredAmericans/videos Washington – Today the Alliance for Retired Americans launched a digital campaign ad in six states - Arizona, ... Read more

2018 Social Security COLA will be 2.0%; Not Enough to Offset Medicare Part B Premiums

The Social Security Administration announced Friday that next year’s Social Security cost of living adjustment (COLA) will be 2.0%. That means an increase of $25 per month for the average beneficiary. According to the nonpartisan Kaiser Foundation, however, this will not be ... Read more

Update on Alliance Efforts to Help with Gulf Coast Disaster Relief

The Texas Alliance for Retired Americans (TARA) has been leading national Alliance efforts to pitch in on Gulf Coast disaster relief. The Alliance encourages that donations go to the Texas Worker Relief Fund, and several members have already sent $100 contributions. North Texa... Read more

Missouri Retirees Help Force Suspension of Anti-worker State Law

Missouri Alliance members and other activists forced the suspension Friday of a new anti-worker state law before it goes into effect, delivering dozens of boxes of signed petitions demanding it be put to a public vote in 2018. Thirty-seven Missouri Alliance members traveled mo... Read more