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President Goes 0-for-4 for Retirees

Fiscal 2021 Budget Would Cut Health Care for Older Americans The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding President Trump’s budget proposal for fiscal 2021: “President Trump has had four chance... Read more

‘Hobnobbing With Billionaires in Davos,’ Trump Admits—If Reelected—He Will Seek to Cut Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare

"It'll be toward the end of the year," Trump said from Davos, Switzerland. "And at the right time, we will take a look at that. You know, that's actually the easiest of all things, if you look, cause it's such a big percentage." By Jon Queally, staff writer Common Dreams ... Read more

Trump Confirms Social Security and Medicare Cuts Will Be On the Table at the “End of This Year”

The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding President Trump’s acknowledgment on CNBC that he would look to cut "entitlements" if re-elected: “After a day of hobnobbing with billionaires in Davos,... Read more

Retirees Welcome House Passage of the Lower Prescription Drug Costs Now Act

Bill Requires Medicare to Negotiate Lower Prices and Caps Annual Out of Pocket Spending for Medicare Beneficiaries Members of the Alliance for Retired Americans are cheering the passage of the landmark “Lower Drug Costs Now Act” in the House of Representatives today. The b... Read more

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