May 05, 2017: By Julie Rovner, May 4, 2017
Kaiser Health News is a national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
After weeks of will-they-or-won’t-they tensions, the House managed to pass its GOP rep...Read more >
May 04, 2017:
Raid of Medicare, cuts to Medicaid among the most problematic parts of the AHCA
The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, in response to the House vote today to repeal and repla...Read more >
May 01, 2017: Funding for Coal Miners’ Health Care, NIH is just what the Doctor Ordered
The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, in response to media reports that Congressional leaders hav...Read more >
May 01, 2017: On March 16, 2017, President Trump sent Congress an outline of his budget for Fiscal Year 2018. The framework, nicknamed the “skinny” budget, dramatically reduces funding for domestic programs, including numerous senior services.
While his pre...Read more >
April 18, 2017: The growing gap in life expectancy will affect your retirement benefits under the Social Security and Medicare programs and the policies meant to protect them. A new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) found that older Americans ...Read more >
April 10, 2017: The richest Americans live ten years longer than the poorest, according to the latest data, and the health gap between them is widening. This in turn increases the differences in longevity between the two groups.
In a study published in The La...Read more >
March 29, 2017: The spending agreement that sets federal spending levels will expire at the end of April and President Trump is looking to this as an opportunity to begin cutting domestic programs, increase military spending and begin construction on the Southern Bo...Read more >
March 24, 2017:
Reduces the solvency of the Medicare trust fund by 4 years by repealing the .09% payroll tax for high earners (individuals earning $200,000 and couples earning $250,000).
Cuts $880 billion from Medicaid b...Read more >
March 06, 2017: Americans for decades have planned to live the American Dream in retirement through the three-legged stool of pensions, savings and Social Security. This dream has been threatened by wage stagnation, low interest rates, and corporate America’s atta...Read more >
February 27, 2017: [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id="17" gal_title="ACA Healthcare Rally 2-25"]
During last week’s Congressional recess, Senators and Members of Congress who want to roll back health care provisions met fierce resistance in their home districts...Read more >