Merck Lawsuit Over Drug Price Negotiation Reflects Industry Greed and Disregard for Seniors and Taxpayers
The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding Merck’s filing a lawsuit to block Medicare from negotiating lower drug prices on behalf of the American people.
“Merck’s ridiculous lawsuit is the ... Read more
KFF Health News: Cardiovascular Disease Is Primed to Kill More Older Adults, Especially Blacks and Hispanics
Cardiovascular disease — the No. 1 cause of death among people 65 and older — is poised to become more prevalent in the years ahead, disproportionately affecting Black and Hispanic communities and exacting an enormous toll on the health and quality of life of older Americans.... Read more
Pfizer CEO Comment on Drug Price Negotiation Reflects Industry Greed, Arrogance and Disregard for Patients
The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla’s statement that the federal government’s plans to negotiate drug prices for Medicare amount to "negotiation with a gun to your h... Read more
KFF Health News: Republicans Vow Not to Cut Veterans’ Benefits. But the Legislation Suggests Otherwise.
Addressing the impact of the House GOP debt-ceiling bill on veterans’ programs, “I’m dead serious that we’re not cutting veterans, and I mean it.”
- Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), chair of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, in a speech on the House floor, April 26.... Read more
KFF Health News: Biden Administration Issues New Warning About Medical Credit Cards
The Biden administration on Thursday cautioned Americans about the growing risks of medical credit cards and other loans for medical bills, warning in a new report that high interest rates can deepen patients’ debts and threaten their financial security.
In its report, the ... Read more
If a Budget Reflects a Party’s Values, Then the GOP Must Not Value Seniors
The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding H.R. 2811, the House vote on raising the debt ceiling until 2024:
"Today the House Republicans voted on their so-called debt ceiling plan. A political part... Read more
Retirees: Senate Must Confirm Julie Su as Labor Secretary
The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding the Senate vote to confirm Julie Su as Labor Secretary:
"Julie Su is exceptionally qualified to be the next Secretary of Labor.
“She is a nationally r... Read more
Retiree Groups Announce New Collaboration to Take on the Nation’s Retirement Security Emergency
Washington, DC – The National United Committee to Protect Pensions (NUCPP) Board of Directors and the Alliance for Retired Americans (Alliance) are pleased to announce a partnership to address the nation’s retirement security crisis.
“With politicians, despite their d... Read more
Kaiser Health News: No-Cost Preventive Services Are Now in Jeopardy. Here’s What You Need to Know.
When a federal judge in Texas declared unconstitutional a popular part of the Affordable Care Act that ensures no-cost preventive care for certain services, such as screening exams for conditions such as diabetes, hepatitis, and certain cancers, it left a lot of people with a l... Read more
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