October 26, 2018: In a press conference with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar Thursday, the President blamed international “free loading” for high prescription prices and announced a new plan to change the way Medicare pays for cer Read More >
January 31, 2017: The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, as Donald Trump reneged on his promise to let Medicare negotiate bulk discounts for the prices it pays for prescriptio Read More >
May 03, 2016: By Richard Fiesta, Executive Director, Alliance for Retired Americans
Congress has talked a lot about the problem of overpriced prescription drugs. However, action to make prices affordable seems to be in short supply on Capito Read More >
February 04, 2016: Alliance Submits Letter to House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Prescription drug prices are the subject of a much-awaited hearing before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today. The sched Read More >
November 27, 2015: The American Medical Association last week called for a ban on direct-to-consumer ads for prescription drugs and implantable medical devices. The doctors group said these ads contribute to rising costs and patients' demands for Read More >
November 20, 2015:
The Democratic presidential debate on Saturday night included questions about addressing the high cost of prescription drugs in the United States.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that she supports capping out Read More >
November 06, 2015: After months of secret negotiations, the Obama Administration released the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal on Thursday.
“Now that the final wording has been made public, we know that seniors are right t Read More >
February 27, 2015: The Affordable Care Act has enabled seniors to save over $15 billion on prescription drug costs since President Obama signed the bill in 2010. On average, this means that seniors have saved roughly $1,600 per person on their medic Read More >
July 25, 2018: By Jay Hancock and Sarah Jane Tribble, Kaiser Health News
Kaiser Health News is a national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
Prescription drug prices were soar Read More >
March 14, 2018: by Jon “Bowzer” Bauman, President of Social Security Works PAC and
Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans
Voters in Pennsylvania’s 18th district voted to Read More >