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May 7, 2021

  • Florida Alliance Sues State of Florida to Protect Voting Rights
  • COVID-19 “TRIPS Waiver” Could Assist Countries Seeing the Worst of the Pandemic
  • Mounting Evidence Demonstrates Need for Action on High Drug Prices
  • Alliance Members Mark Older Americans Month

En Español

April 30, 2021

  • New Congressional Voting Record Report Available
  • President Biden’s Joint Address to Congress Promises More Action
    To Help Older Americans Recover from the Pandemic
  • Senate Committee Advances Biden’s Nominees for USPS Board
  • Seniors’ Face a Financial Double Whammy: Escalating Drug Prices and Low Social Security COLAs
  • May Day to Commemorate Workers Around the World as Senate Considers the PRO Act

En Español

April 23, 2021

  • Sen. Romney, Rep. Gallagher Re-Introduce the TRUST Act
  • Rural Seniors’ Lower Vaccination Rates Signal an Urban-Rural Divide
  • CFPB Offers Tips for Seniors Seeking a Financial Adviser
  • KHN: From Rotten Teeth to Advanced Cancer, Patients Feel the Effects of Treatment Delays

En Español

April 16, 2021

  • White House Budget Includes Increased Funding for SSA, Alzheimer’s Research
  • COVID Scams Targeting Seniors Continue Despite a Majority of Seniors Being Vaccinated
  • KHN: Biden Seeks $400 Billion to Buttress Long-Term Care. A Look at What’s at Stake.
  • Rich Fiesta Addresses United Federation of Teachers Retirees

En Español

April 9, 2021

  • Lobbyists Fight Democratic Proposals on Drug Pricing, Vaccine Access
  • American Rescue Plan Can Expand Medicaid in States That Have Refused Funds
  • Biden Administration Announces 500,000 New HealthCare.gov Sign-Ups
  • KHN: ‘I Can Breathe Again’: Older Adults Begin to Test Freedom After Covid Vaccinations
  • Alliance Members Meet with Members of Congress during Congressional Recess

April 2, 2021

  • Millions of Social Security Beneficiaries Still Waiting on $1,400 Covid-19 Relief Payments
  • Biden Unveils $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan, Including Vast Expansion of Long Term Care
  • Infrastructure Plan Could Also Include Medicare Expansion
  • KHN: ‘Incredibly Concerning’ Lawsuit Threatens Free Preventive Care for Millions

En Español

March 26, 2021

  • Senior Trump Appointees Remain in Place at Social Security Administration
  • KHN: Democrats Eye Medicare Negotiations to Lower Drug Prices
  • Marty Walsh is Confirmed As Labor Secretary At a Key Time for Unions
  • Calls for Postal Banking Gain Momentum

En Español

March 19, 2021

  • Xavier Becerra is Confirmed to Lead HHS, Bringing Renewed Hope for Action to Lower Drug Prices
  • Senate Prepares to Consider Biden Nominees to the Postal Service Board of Governors
  • KHN: Covid Cases Plummet 83% Among Nursing Home Staffers Despite Vaccine Hesitancy
  • Alliance Condemns Senseless Shootings in Georgia

En Español

March 12, 2021

  • Biden’s American Rescue Plan Brings $1.9 Trillion in Coronavirus Relief
  • Retirees Applaud Provision to Save Multiemployer Pension Plans from Insolvency
  • PRO Act Passes the House
  • KHN: Texas Winter Storm Exposes Gaps in Senior Living Oversight

En Español

March 5, 2021

  • Tell Congress: Pass the PRO Act So Workers Can Form a Union Without Barriers
  • House Passes Landmark Voting Rights Bill
  • Leaked Documents Detail Postmaster General’s Plans to Slow Mail Delivery
  • Alliance Celebrates Women’s History Month
  • KHN: Reopening of Long-Term Care Facilities Is ‘an Absolute Necessity for Our Well Being’

En Español

February 26, 2021

  • President Biden Takes Action to Help the Postal Service
  • Coronavirus Stimulus Relief Package Closer to Passage
  • Coronavirus Pandemic Has Had a Negative Impact on Retirement Security
  • KHN: Countless Homebound Patients Still Wait for Covid Vaccine Despite Seniors’ Priority

En Español

February 19, 2021

  • State Legislators Push For Price-Hike Penalties to Lower Drug Prices
  • House Committee Will Focus on USPS Next Week
  • KHN: Family Caregivers, Routinely Left Off Vaccine Lists, Worry What Would Happen ‘If I Get Sick’
  • Former President Trump and Hate Groups Sued Over January 6 Capitol Riot

En Español

February 12, 2021

  • Sen. Romney Continues to Threaten Retirement Security
  • Rescue Plan for Multiemployer Pension Plans Advances in the House
  • PRO Act is Re-Introduced in House and Senate to Make it Easier to Form a Union
  • KHN: At This Early Stage of the COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-Out, Most Older Adults Have Not Yet Been Vaccinated As Supply Remains Limited

En Español

February 5, 2021

  • John Sweeney, President of the AFL-CIO from 1995-2009, is Remembered as a Visionary
  • Senate Approves Budget for Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Stimulus
  • Survey: Pandemic Caused Many Americans to Withdraw Money from their Retirement Accounts
  • KHN: When Your Chance for a Covid Shot Comes, Don’t Worry About the Numbers
  • President Roach: Black History Month Comes Amid Milestones, But Work Remains

En Español

January 29, 2021

  • President Biden Moves to Speed up Covid Vaccinations
  • KHN Poll: Nearly Half of American Adults Now Want the Covid Vaccine — ASAP
  • Biden Administration Kills Trump Proposals to Cut Social Security Disability Benefits
  • Republicans Push New Voting Restrictions
  • Scammers Have Stolen $130 Million in Coronavirus Schemes

En Español

January 22, 2021

  • Hope for End to Coronavirus Pandemic Rises as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Take Office
  • Report Finds Pensions Make a Significant Contribution to the Economy, Not Just to Beneficiaries
  • Biden Fires Trump Appointee at National Labor Relations Board
  • COVID-19 Leads to Largest Single-Year Decline in Life Expectancy

En Español

January 15, 2021

  • Biden’s COVID-19 Relief Package Will Accelerate Vaccine Distribution
  • Highest Earners Already Paid their Social Security Taxes for the Year
  • AFL-CIO President Trumka Introduces Workers First Agenda: Five Priorities for 2021
  • Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Messages of Hope and Equality
  • Obituary: Former Alliance Regional Board Member Kenyon Lauten Pease Jr., 1943 – 2021

En Español

January 8, 2021

  • Sign Our Petition to Remove President Trump from Office NOW
  • Ossoff, Warnock Senate Victories a Momentous Win for Retirees
  • Attacks on SSA Lead to Lost Benefits for Seniors
  • Mayor Marty Walsh will be Nominated to be Secretary of Labor
  • KHN: Seniors Face Crushing Drug Costs as Congress Stalls on Capping Medicare Out-Of-Pockets

En Español

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