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New Study Shows Paxlovid Decreases COVID Deaths for Older People

A new study indicates that Pfizer’s COVID-19 treatment, Paxlovid, significantly reduces deaths and hospitalizations for patients aged 65 years and older. According to recent data, adults who are 65 years or older account for 80 percent of COVID-19 deaths and more than half of C... Read more

Celebrate Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and Learn How it Will Lower Drug Prices

The Alliance will host a special virtual event on Thursday, September 15, at 4 PM Eastern time to celebrate the passage of this historic legislation. We will have experts on hand to break down the law and answer questions about how it will be implemented over the next few years. ... Read more

After Crackdown, Medicare Advantage Marketers Tone Down Sales Tactics

Medicare Advantage plans are being forced to tone down their aggressive advertising this year in response to increased oversight from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The new guidelines were prompted by an increase in consumer complaints, which swelled by 165... Read more

Wisconsin Senator Doubles Down on Plans to Slash Earned Retirement Benefits on Campaign Trail

Senator Ron Johnson (WI) this week discussed how to “coax” retirees back into the labor force during a tele town hall on Wednesday night. Earlier, Johnson suggested that earned benefits should be re-approved by Congress on an annual basis, and insisted that Social Security wa... Read more

Life Expectancy Fell during COVID Pandemic, Especially for Hispanic and Black Males

A study published Tuesday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) has found that life expectancy in the U.S. fell by 4.5 and 3.6 years for Hispanic and Black males, respectively, in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. White America... Read more

Using Covid Relief Funds to Rehire Retired Teachers Could Help Address Teacher Shortage

With school districts across the country facing steep teacher shortages — causing class sizes to swell and threatening to stagnate student achievement — some states are offering bonuses to prevent their most experienced teachers from retiring. One solution involves states ... Read more

FDA’s Announcement on Hearing Aids Could Save Relationships

About 1 in 3 Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss, and the FDA's move last week to make hearing aids available over-the-counter (OTC) is a step forward in giving seniors access to care they need. The FDA ruled that a new category of OTC hearing aids will becom... Read more

Charlie Crist to Take on Ron DeSantis for Florida Governor after Winning Democratic Primary

Rep. Charlie Crist (D) cruised to a primary victory over state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried in Florida on Tuesday and will face Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) in November in the important race for Florida governor. “Charlie Crist has a proven record of fighting for seniors, b... Read more

Labor Day

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