February 22, 2017: This week, as Senators and Members of Congress return to their home districts to meet with their constituents, members of the Alliance for Retired Americans are taking the opportunity to tell their elected representatives that they DO NOT support tak...Read more >
February 17, 2017: Next week, February 18 - 26, Senators and Members of Congress leave Washington and return to their home districts to meet with their constituents.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said yesterday that when they return, the legislation to repeal and replace ...Read more >
February 06, 2017: Social Security and Medicare Factsheet
The Many Faces of Social Security
Nearly 171 million workers contribute to Social Security through payroll taxes.
Nearly 61 million people receive monthly Social Security benefits:
44.2 millio...Read more >
February 02, 2017: Republican leaders appear to be moving to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in a piecemeal fashion rather than with one broad bill. The House Energy and Commerce Committee is holding two hearings on ACA replacement this week, giving clues as to...Read more >
January 13, 2017: The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding the U.S. House vote to approve the 2017 budget resolution that instructs committees to write legislation repealing the Affordabl...Read more >
December 14, 2016: End to Free Annual Wellness Exams
Prior to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicare allowed for a one-time free check-up when seniors first joined the Medicare program. The ACA has provided free annual wellness exams for seniors since 2011.
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December 14, 2016: Below are materials that can be used in conjunction with the Alliance’s Save Medicare campaign.
Full Medicare Toolkit
Table of Contents
Save Medicare Cover Letter
Save Medicare Timeline
Save Medicare Talking Points
Me...Read more >
December 13, 2016: By: Amy Jeter and Craig Palosky, Kaiser Health News is a national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
A new Kaiser Family Foundation analysis finds that 52 million adults under 65 – or 27...Read more >
August 16, 2016: By: Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News a national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Thelma Atkins ended up in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Hospital-Hig...Read more >
March 23, 2016: Alliance activist Ken Pease joined Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and other members of Congress in marking the 6th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the steps of Capitol Hill. Pease is a retiree from Fairfax, Virginia.
The ACA has be...Read more >