Secretary Zinke Shouldn’t Blame Seniors, the Disabled and Veterans for Higher National Park Fees
Statement of Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding the House Committee on Natural Resources hearing on the Interior Department’s FY2019 budget:
"Secretary Zinke should be ashamed of himself for blaming seniors, veterans, people w... Read more
Lessons for Democrats in Lamb Victory
by Jon “Bowzer” Bauman, President of Social Security Works PAC and
Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans
Voters in Pennsylvania’s 18th district voted to send Conor Lamb to Congress this week, but his vic... Read more
Alliance congratulates Conor Lamb; thanks its Pennsylvania members for their role in his victory
Retiree issues, combined with a strong Get Out the Vote effort by Alliance for Retired Americans members and staff, helped propel first-time candidate Conor Lamb to victory in the special election for Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district seat.
The Alliance has more tha... Read more
Seniors Should be Inspired by the Next Generation of Activists
By Robert Roach, Jr.
Alliance for Retired Americans
By now we have all heard about the dreadful assault at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Valentine's Day which killed 17 people. Out of this tragedy a new group of young people has risen... Read more
Trump Plan is Not Enough to Lower Drug Prices
By Richard Fiesta
Alliance for Retired Americans
Despite promises to lower prescription drug prices, President Trump’s FY19 budget does not come close to actually protecting seniors and all consumers from skyrocketing prices. Americans still pay the high... Read more
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