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White House Announces First 10 Drugs Up for Medicare Price Negotiation

On Tuesday, the Biden-Harris administration unveiled a list of the 10 prescription drugs that Medicare will negotiate lower prices for with drug corporations. The list has several drugs that many seniors use, including Eliquis and Xarelto, which are used to treat blood clots, ... Read more

Retirees Applaud Release of the First Ten Drugs That Medicare Will Negotiate Prices For With Drug Corporations

Statement by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ release of the first ten drugs that will be subject to price negotiation. “It’s a landmark day for older Americans. For the first time... Read more

Arizona Alliance Holds Its Convention

Rep. Ruben Gallego, Rep. Greg Stanton and Fred Yamashita, Executive Director of the Arizona AFL-CIO, spoke at the Arizona Alliance’s convention last Friday in Phoenix, and Sen. Mark Kelly sent a video greeting. Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance, discussed retir... Read more

It is Possible to Control Negative Thoughts about Aging

Age bias doesn’t show up only as discrimination or snarky birthday cards, according to The Washington Post. One potent source of ageism comes from older people themselves. Internalized ageism is the negative voice in people’s heads that sometimes pushes them to tell themse... Read more

White House to Name First 10 Drugs for Medicare Negotiations Next Week

The Biden-Harris administration plans to unveil the first 10 drugs selected for Medicare price negotiations Tuesday, in a milestone in the president’s plan to lower the price of prescription drugs. Democrats in the House and Senate passed legislation requiring Medicare to ne... Read more

Fact Sheet: The Inflation Reduction Act and Prescription Drug Prices

One in four people over the age of 65 report not taking at least one prescription drug as prescribed due to its cost. Meanwhile, pharmaceutical corporations are making record profits, lining the pockets of their executives and shareholders while patients struggle to afford the dr... Read more

America’s Work Force Union Podcast: Ohio Retirees Held a Party to Help Spread the Word on State Issue 1

August 18, 2023 Ohio Alliance President Norm Wernet joined America’s Workforce Union Podcast to talk about efforts to prevent the passage of State Issue 1 and Social Security's 88th anniversary. You can click above or on this link to listen.... Read more

America’s Work Force Union Podcast: Federal Standard Could Solve Nationwide Nursing Home Staffing Issues

July 21, 2023 Alliance Executive Director Rich Fiesta joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed ongoing staffing issues at nursing homes throughout the U.S. as well as prescription drug  costs. You can click above or on this link to listen.... Read more

Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans, Priorities USA File Legal Challenge to Absentee Ballot Restrictions in Wisconsin

On Thursday, the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans, Priorities USA and William Franks, Jr., a board member of the Alliance from Dane County, Wisconsin, filed a legal challenge to three provisions of Wisconsin election law that place unnecessary restrictions on casting abse... Read more