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Alliance Mourns the Death of George J. Kourpias

“Founding President Set the Course for Activism and Growth” Washington, DC - Members of the Alliance for Retired Americans are joined together in mourning the passing of George J. Kourpias, the beloved founding President of the Alliance.  He died on Monday, December 2 at ... Read more

Retiree Organization Provides Resources to Address the U.S. Pension Crisis

Speakers included Rep. John Larson and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Shuler  Washington, DC - More than two dozen speakers from unions and government agencies, as well as bankruptcy attorneys, young workers and others, shared strategies to ad... Read more

Medicare Fraudsters Now Tap Telemedicine In Medical Equipment Scams

By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News  OCTOBER 9, 2019 (Hannah Norman/KHN illustration; Getty Images) Dean Ernest had been living in a nursing home about a year when his son, John, got a call last winter asking if his father was experiencing back pain and would like ... Read more

Statement by Retiree Leader Richard Fiesta on the 1.6% COLA Increase for Social Security Beneficiaries

The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding the government's announcement that there will be a 1.6% benefit increase for millions of Social Security beneficiaries, disabled veterans and federal retirees... Read more

The Deep Divide: State Borders Create Medicaid Haves And Have-Nots

By Laura Ungar, Kaiser Health News A few years ago, Patricia Powers briefly thought about moving from her home in St. Louis County, Mo., across the river into Illinois ― for Medicaid. “You ask yourself: Where do you go? What do you do?” After years without health insura... Read more

PropertyShark Examines Housing Options for Older Adults

The real estate website “PropertyShark” polled Americans aged 45 and older about their attitudes concerning housing, retirement and personal finances. More than half of those surveyed want to remain in their current homes during their senior years. However, 30% of those aged ... Read more

House Passes Butch Lewis Act to Save Earned Pension Benefits; Senate Must Now Follow Suit

The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding the House passage of H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, also known as the Butch Lewis Act: “Today’s bipartisan vote to pass t... Read more

Retirees Mark Older Americans Month with Release of Voting Record

Report Shows Which Senators and Members of Congress Voted to Protect Retirement Security in 2018 Washington, DC – The Alliance for Retired Americans today released its 2018 Congressional Voting Record which scores each U.S. Senator and Representative on critical retirement s... Read more

President Roach, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Work Together to Address Retirement Security

Alliance President Robert Roach, Jr. attended a labor listening session with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX) recently hosted by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW). President Roach said at the meeting that retirement security is the ... Read more