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KHN: An Ad’s Charge That Price Haggling Would ‘Swipe $500 Billion From Medicare’ Is Incorrect

“These guys [insurance companies and Washington bureaucrats] are working together to swipe $500 billion from Medicare to pay for Pelosi and Schumer’s out-of-control spending spree.” Video advertisement from the 60 Plus American Association of Senior Citizens ... Read more

KHN: Over Half of States Have Rolled Back Public Health Powers in Pandemic

Republican legislators in more than half of U.S. states, spurred on by voters angry about lockdowns and mask mandates, are taking away the powers state and local officials use to protect the public against infectious diseases. People celebrate on Aug. 12, after the Salt La... Read more

Voto Latino, Texas Alliance for Retired Americans, Texas AFT File Lawsuit to Protect All Texans’ Right to Vote

Austin, Texas – Voto Latino, LULAC Texas, the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans, and the Texas American Federation of Teachers today filed suit to block SB 1, Texas’s draconian voting law that is one of the most restrictive of its kind. The four groups, which collective... Read more

Retirees Applaud Election of Liz Shuler and Fred Redmond to lead the AFL-CIO

Statement of Robert Roach, Jr., President of the Alliance for Retired Americans, on the AFL-CIO Executive Council’s election today of Liz Shuler as President of the AFL-CIO and of Fred Redmond to succeed Ms. Shuler as AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer: “On behalf of retirees acr... Read more

Retirees Mourn the Death of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

The 4.4 million members of the Alliance for Retired Americans are united in mourning the untimely death of Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO. “Richard Trumka was a legendary labor leader and he was also my friend. Working people had no more committed advocate, and he ... Read more

Retiree Organization Applauds President Biden’s Decision to Fire SSA Commissioner

Statement of Richard Fiesta, executive director of the Alliance for Retired Americans: “Andrew Saul was a disaster for seniors and all Social Security beneficiaries.  From day one he was on a mission to gut the Social Security system from the inside. Thank you President Bid... Read more

As Pandemic Eases, Many Seniors Have Lost Strength, May Need Rehabilitative Services

Ronald Lindquist, 87, has been active all his life. So, he wasn’t prepared for what happened when he stopped going out during the coronavirus pandemic and spent most of his time, inactive, at home. “I found it hard to get up and get out of bed,” said Lindquist, who lives... Read more

Stark Racial Disparities Persist in Vaccinations, State-Level CDC Data Shows

Black Americans’ covid-19 vaccination rates are still lagging months into the nation’s campaign, while Hispanics are closing the gap and Native Americans show the highest rates overall, according to federal data obtained by KHN. The data, provided by the Centers for Diseas... Read more

New Retiree Voting Record Report Released

The Alliance for Retired Americans released its 2020 Congressional Voting Record, which scored each U.S. Senator and Representative on critical retirement security issues, today. “Almost every member of Congress claims to care about older Americans,” said Richard Fiesta, E... Read more