April 26, 2021: The federal government has spent tens of billions of taxpayer dollars on research and development (R&D) of vaccines and treatments for COVID-19, including $23 billion for manufacturing and purchasing. Despite this public investment, there is no g...Read more >
March 29, 2021:
A cost-saving change in Medicare launched in the final days of the Trump administration will cut payments to hospitals for some surgical procedures while potentially raising costs and confusion for patients.
For years, the Centers for Medicare...Read more >
March 25, 2021: Democrats, newly in control of Congress and the White House, are united behind an idea that Republican lawmakers and major drugmakers fiercely oppose: empowering the Department of Health and Human Services to negotiate the prices of brand-name drugs ...Read more >
January 19, 2021: Nearly 180 million workers contribute to Social Security and Medicare through payroll taxes. Details like benefit amounts and premiums change each year.
Our fact sheet has the latest figures for 2021.
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January 07, 2021: Sharon Clark is able to get her life-sustaining cancer drug, Pomalyst — priced at more than $18,000 for a 28-day supply — only because of the generosity of patient assistance foundations.
Clark, 57, a former insurance agent who lives in Bixby,...Read more >
July 30, 2020:
Thursday marks the 55th anniversary of Medicare, and Alliance members across the country are celebrating with multiple virtual events to show their support for the health insurance program that has improved the lives of millions of retirees...Read more >
April 22, 2020: The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding the Trustees reports issued today on the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds:
“Social Security remains strong and solv...Read more >
March 30, 2020: Hundreds of thousands of Medicare beneficiaries who have been denied coverage for nursing home stays because their time in the hospital was changed from “inpatient” to “observation care” can now appeal to Medicare for reimbursement, a federal...Read more >
March 03, 2020: In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Congress enacted three coronavirus assistance packages to provide relief to families and businesses in March 2020. The packages also helped older Americans and nursing homes.
Provisions included out-of-netw...Read more >
February 19, 2020: The Alliance for Retired Americans released its 2019 Congressional Voting Record, which scores each U.S. Senator and Representative on critical retirement security issues, today.
“Almost every elected official in Washington says they care about ...Read more >