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2024

June 7, 2024

  • House Republicans Discuss Raising Social Security Retirement Age and Cutting Benefits During Hearing;
  • Alliance Endorses Colin Allred for U.S. Senate;
  • Alliance Hosts Western Regional Meeting in Las Vegas;
  • Alliance Celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month

May 31, 2024

  • Senator Sanders Introduces Landmark Bill to Expand Access to Dental Care;
  • Alliance Social Security Video Wins International Award;
  • Rick Scott to Seek GOP Leadership Role;
  • Registration is Still Open for Three Alliance Regional Meetings — Las Vegas Meeting is Next Week;
  • Alliance Mourns the Death of Barbara Franklin

May 24, 2024

  • Alliance Endorses Ruben Gallego for the U.S. Senate;
  • Under Pressure, Postmaster General Agrees to Pause Consolidations at Dozens of USPS Facilities;
  • KFF Health News: Forget Ringing the Button for the Nurse. Patients Now Stay Connected by Wearing One;
  • Registration is Still Open for Three Alliance Regional Meetings;
  • Executive Director Fiesta Addresses Coalition of Black Trade Unionists;
  • Alliance Members Mark Memorial Day

May 17, 2024

  • 15 of the Biggest Drug Corporations Reported Nearly $29 billion in Profits in Just the First Three Months of 2024;
  • Alliance Hosts Midwestern Regional Meeting in Michigan;
  • Awareness of Inflation Reduction Act’s Drug Pricing Provisions is Gradually Rising;
  • Superior Court Judge Sides With Arizona Alliance in Important Voting Rights Case

May 10, 2024

  • Trustees Reports Show Social Security Expansion Remains Affordable;
  • Most Drugmakers in Medicare Negotiations Spent More on Shareholder Payments and Marketing than R&D in 2023;
  • KFF Health News: Stranded in the ER, Seniors Await Hospital Care and Suffer Avoidable Harm;
  • Alliance Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Throughout May;
  • Alliance’s 2024 Regional Meetings Begin Next Week – Have You Registered?

May 3, 2024

  • Alliance Marks Older Americans Month;
  • Another Federal Judge Rejects Drug Corporations’ Challenge to Medicare Drug Price Negotiations;
  • Survey: 80% of Women Say the United States Faces a Retirement Crisis;
  • This Year’s May Day: A Time to Celebrate UAW Victories;
  • Alliance’s 2024 Regional Meetings Begin in Less Than Two Weeks – Have You Registered?

April 26, 2024

  • Arizona Court Rejects Right-Wing Challenges to Drop Boxes and Signature Matching Rules;
  • Sen. Sanders Investigates “Outrageously Overpriced” Ozempic and Wegovy;
  • Rep. Gallego, Sen. Casey Introduce New Social Security Expansion Bill;
  • Alliance’s 2024 Regional Meetings Begin in Less Than Three Weeks – Are You Registered?;
  • KFF Health News: Biden Administration Sets Higher Staffing Mandates. Most Nursing Homes Don’t Meet Them;
  • Alliance Celebrates Workers Memorial Day this Sunday

April 19, 2024

  • Wisconsin Alliance Members Hit the Road to Save Social Security;
  • Reuters: Donald Trump Considers Plan to Gut Social Security if Elected;
  • Alliance’s 2024 Regional Meetings Are Fast Approaching;
  • House Social Security Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Social Security Provisions that Harm Public Servants and their Families;
  • KFF Health News: Nearly 1 in 4 Adults Dumped From Medicaid Are Now Uninsured, Survey Finds

April 12, 2024

  • Study: Medicare Would Have Saved $26.5 Billion if Drug Price Negotiation Had Been in Effect Between 2018 and 2020;
  • Alliance’s 2024 Regional Meetings Are Fast Approaching;
  • Michigan Alliance Goes to Court to Defend Vote by Mail;
  • Trump Promises to Extend Tax Cuts for Billionaires;
  • New Research Links Skyrocketing Corporate Profits and Inflation

April 5, 2024

  • President Biden, Senator Sanders Tout Lower Health Care Cost Accomplishments;
  • Washington State Alliance Victory: New Residents Get Relief in Voting Rights Case;
  • Alliance Webinar Tells How to Spot and Fight Artificial Intelligence Election Disinformation;
  • KFF Health News: Your Doctor or Your Insurer? Little-Known Rules May Ease the Choice in Medicare Advantage

March 29, 2024

  • 41 Prescription Drugs Are Now Eligible for Medicare Part B Savings;
  • Key Senator Urges Postal Service to Suspend Agency Overhaul;
  • April is Medicaid Awareness Month;
  • KFF Health News: The Burden of Getting Medical Care Can Exhaust Older Patients

March 22, 2024

  • House Republican Budget Framework Would Cut $1.5 Trillion from Social Security, Raise Retirement Age to 69;
  • Shortage of Geriatricians Can Make Finding the Right Doctor Hard for Seniors;
  • Bill Would Stop Medicaid from Targeting Family Homes Following the Death of a Loved One;
  • Save the Dates: 2024 Regional Meetings

March 15, 2024

  • Alliance Members Join Biden Campaign In Battleground States to Focus on Protecting Social Security and Medicare; Trump Talks About Slashing Them;
  • Biden Budget Includes Plans to Further Lower Drug Costs;
  • New Administration Rule Caps Credit Card Late Charges;
  • KFF Health News: Concerns Grow Over Quality of Care as Investor Groups Buy Not-for-Profit Nursing Homes

March 8, 2024

  • Alliance Releases New Congressional Voting Record;
  • In his State of the Union Address, President Biden Calls for Continued Lowering of Prescription Drug Prices, Pledges to Keep Social Security and Medicare Cuts off the Table;
  • House Budget Resolution (Again) Includes Tax Cuts for the Ultra-Wealthy and Will Lead to Cuts to Social Security and Medicare;
  • Alliance Marks the 5th National “Slam the Scam” Day;
  • Alliance Celebrates International Women’s Day, Women’s History Month;
  • Save the Dates: 2024 Regional Meetings

March 1, 2024

  • Alliance Marks Scrap the Cap Day;
  • Survey: 83% of Americans Believe All Workers Should Have a Pension;
  • CDC: Many Older Adults Should Get Another COVID-19 Booster Shot;
  • KFF Health News: Say That Again: Using Hearing Aids Can Be Frustrating for Older Adults, but Necessary

February 23, 2024

  • Take Action: Tell Congress to Oppose Fiscal Commission Legislation;
  • North Carolina Alliance is Looking for Help to Fight Voter Suppression;
  • Webinar Outlines Key Legislation and Priorities for Seniors;
  • Programs Stress the Importance of Conversations Between Older and Younger Generations;
  • KFF Health News: Southern Lawmakers Rethink Long-Standing Opposition to Medicaid Expansion

February 16, 2024

  • President Roach Joins Rep. Larson, Labor Leaders at Press Conference Opposing Benefit Slashing Fiscal Commission;
  • Minnesota Alliance Joins Priorities USA, Civil Plaintiffs in Lawsuit Against State Absentee Ballot Restriction;
  • 1.5 Million Medicare Part D Beneficiaries Will Benefit from the $2,000 Annual Cap on Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs;
  • Federal Judge Dismisses PhRMA Lawsuit Challenging Medicare Drug Negotiations;
  • 2024 Regional Meeting Announcement

February 9, 2024

  • GOP Blueprint Shows Guaranteed Medicare Benefits are at Risk if Trump Returns to Office;
  • Alliance Members Share How Much Less They Pay for Their Prescriptions;
  • GOP House Passes Bill that Threatens To Roll Back Medicare Drug Negotiation While Harming Public Health and Increasing Health Care Costs for Millions;
  • KFF Health News: Halfway Through ‘Unwinding,’ Medicaid Enrollment Is Down About 10 Million;
  • Alliance Celebrates the Lunar New Year this Saturday

February 2, 2024

  • Alliance Enthusiastically Endorses Joe Biden for Reelection;
  • Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Reaches Important Milestone; HHS Launches Resource Hub for Medicare Beneficiaries;
  • KFF Health News: The FTC Is Attacking Drugmakers’ ‘Patent Thickets’;
  • Alliance Joins AFL-CIO, White House in Celebrating Black History Month;
  • President Roach Speaks at Texas Alliance’s Biennial Convention

January 26, 2024

  • Biden Administration to Require Prior Authorizations for Urgent Care Within 72 Hours;
  • More States Working to Implement Work Requirements for Medicaid;
  • Union Membership Grew by 139,000 in 2023 in a Win for Workers, Retirees;
  • KFF Health News: With Trump Front of Mind, New Hampshire Voters Cite Abortion and Obamacare as Concerns

January 19, 2024

  • House Budget Committee Advances “Fiscal Commission” Legislation;
  • Wall Street Journal: Out-Of-Pocket Drug Expenses Cap Will Save Seniors Thousands of Dollars;
  • RSV Vaccine Authorization Encourages Older Americans to Seek Preventive Care;
  • KFF Health News: America’s Health System Isn’t Ready for the Surge of Seniors With Disabilities

January 12, 2024

  • Republican Presidential Debate Brings Back Threats to Cut Social Security and Medicare;
  • Florida’s Plan to Import Lower Cost Prescription Drugs from Canada Approved by FDA;
  • Record High of Over 20 Million Selected Affordable Health Coverage through ACA Since the Start of Open Enrollment;
  • AFL-CIO’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Conference to be Held in Montgomery

January 5, 2024

  • Lower Insulin Prices, Out-of-Pocket Cost Caps for Medicare Beneficiaries Kick Off 2024;
  • 220 People Finished Paying Social Security Taxes on New Year’s Day;
  • Pharmaceutical Corporations Expected to Raise Prices on Over 500 Drugs This Month;
  • Hearing Aids May Boost Longevity But Must Be Used Regularly

2023

December 22, 2023

  • Senate Confirms Martin O’Malley as Commissioner of the Social Security Administration;
  • Generation X Workers Are Not Prepared for Retirement, New Survey Shows;
  • Americans Are Generally Dissatisfied With the U.S. Health System;
  • KFF Health News: Deep Flaws in FDA Oversight of Medical Devices, and Patient Harm, Exposed in Lawsuits and Records

December 15, 2023

  • Biden Administration to Impose New Inflation Penalties on Makers of 48 Drugs;
  • Gallup: Americans Strongly Oppose Cutting Social Security Benefits;
  • KFF Health News: Dodging the Medicare Enrollment Deadline Can Be Costly;
  • American Rescue Plan Commits $37 Billion in Funding to Benefit Seniors, People with Disabilities

December 8, 2023

  • Administration Announces Plans to Seize Patents for Certain High-Priced Medicines;
  • NIRS Report Examines the Impact of Switching Away from Defined Benefit Pension Plans;
  • KFF Report: Qualified Medicaid Beneficiaries Wait 36 Months to Receive Home and Community Based Services on Average;
  • Fiesta Speaks at Kentucky State AFL-CIO Convention

December 1, 2023

  • House Budget Committee Hearing Builds Momentum for Debt Commission, Cuts to Social Security and Medicare;
  • Senate Finance Committee Advances Martin O’Malley’s Nomination to Lead SSA;
  • 401(k) Balances are Down and Hardship Withdrawals Continue to Rise;
  • Materials Available from Alliance Webinar, Watch Your Wallet: Making Housing Decisions, Managing Debt and Avoiding Scams as You Age;
  • KFF Health News: Uncle Sam Wants You … to Help Stop Insurers’ Bogus Medicare Advantage Sales Tactics

November 24, 2023

  • Biden Administration Moves to Tighten Medicare Advantage Regulations;
  • Our New Debt Commission Position Paper;
  • LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER – Watch Your Wallet: Making Housing Decisions, Managing Debt and Avoiding Scams as You Age Webinar;
  • Free At-Home COVID Tests Available for Home Delivery;
  • KFF Health News: Extra Fees Drive Assisted Living Profits

November 17, 2023

  • Speaker Johnson Leads Battle Toward Medicare and Social Security Cuts;
  • Alliance Members Turn Out to Support Starbucks Employees Trying to Form a Union;
  • YOU’RE INVITED – Watch Your Wallet: Making Housing Decisions, Managing Debt and Avoiding Scams as You Age Webinar;
  • Alarming Stat: 1 in 3 U.S. Adults Is Unable to Afford Needed Medication;
  • Additional Material from the Alliance’s Retirement Security Symposium Now Available;
  • Happy Thanksgiving from the Alliance

November 10, 2023

  • Union Voters Lead the Way to Election Victories Across the Country;
  • Republican Presidential Debate Rife With Misinformation on Social Security;
  • YOU’RE INVITED – Watch Your Wallet: Making Housing Decisions, Managing Debt and Avoiding Scams as You Age Webinar;
  • President Roach Speaks at Maryland/DC Alliance Convention;
  • Alliance Celebrates Veterans Day on Saturday

November 3, 2023

  • Senate Finance Committee Considers Nomination for Commissioner of the Social Security Administration;
  • Biden Administration Announces Plan to Protect Retirees Seeking Financial Advice;
  • Medicare Expands Mental Health Coverage Options;
  • Kaiser Health News: Doubts Abound About a New Alzheimer’s Blood Test

October 27, 2023

  • Alliance Statement on New House Speaker Mike Johnson’s “Debt Commission” Plan;
  • U.S. Life Expectancy Stagnates as Income Inequality Soars;
  • Advocates Push for Caregiving Issues to Move to Forefront;
  • KFF Health News: Let’s Have an Honest Conversation About What to Expect as You Age;
  • California Alliance Celebrates 20 Years of Activism and Results for Retirees

October 20, 2023

  • Alliance for Retired Americans Hosts Fourth Annual Retirement Security Symposium;
  • Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Arizona Alliance in 2022 Cochise County Election Case; Hand Counting Ballots Not Allowed in Arizona Elections;
  • House Budget Committee Holds “Fiscal Commission” Hearing;
  • ACTION NEEDED: Tell CMS that Nursing Homes Need More Staff to Keep Residents Safe;
  • KFF Health News: Medicare Enrollees Can Switch Coverage Now. Here’s What’s New and What to Consider.

October 13, 2023

  • Social Security Beneficiaries Will Receive a 3.2% COLA Increase in 2024;
  • Alliance Shows Its Support for Striking UAW Members;
  • Join Us at the Alliance’s Retirement Security Symposium This Tuesday;
  • KFF Health News: Trump Misplaced Blame When He Said Drug Shortages Were Biden’s Fault

October 6, 2023

  • First Time in History: Kevin McCarthy is Ousted as Speaker;
  • Ten Drug Corporations Meet Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Deadline;
  • You’re Invited: Alliance’s Retirement Security Symposium Less Than Two Weeks Away;
  • Alliance Marks Hispanic Heritage Month;
  • Fiesta Addresses APWU Retiree Conference

September 29, 2023

  • Federal Government Shutdown Looms as GOP House Members Disagree on Next Steps;
  • Medicare Open Enrollment Starts October 15: What to Know about the Process and Coverage Options;
  • KFF Health News: Biden Administration to Ban Medical Debt From Americans’ Credit Scores;
  • You’re Invited: Alliance’s Retirement Security Symposium Less Than Three Weeks Away;
  • Retirees Mourn the Loss of USW International President Tom Conway;
  • Senator Dianne Feinstein Passes Away

September 22, 2023

  • Alliance’s Retirement Security Symposium Less Than a Month Away;
  • Report: Defined Benefit Pensions Help Close the Racial Wealth Gap;
  • Poll: Most Americans Oppose Drug Corporations’ Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Lawsuits;
  • FDA Panel: Popular Decongestant in Cold Medicine Is Not Effective;
  • KFF Health News: Save Billions or Stick With Humira? Drug Brokers Steer Americans to the Costly Choice

September 15, 2023

  • Alliance Supports Striking UAW Workers;
  • Alliance Members Rally to Repeal Social Security Provisions that Punish Public Servants;
  • Reminder: Register today for the Alliance’s Retirement Security Symposium on October 17;
  • New Bill Would Raise Raise Harsh Supplemental Security Income Savings Limits

September 8, 2023

  • Alliance Members Spread the Word about the Benefits of Medicare Drug Price Negotiation;
  • President Biden, AFL-CIO President Shuler Mark Labor Day with Rallies in Philadelphia, Detroit;
  • Pleasant Surprise: Medicare’s Per Person Spending Has Stopped Skyrocketing;
  • FDA Expected to Greenlight a New Covid Booster

September 1, 2023

  • White House Announces First 10 Drugs Up for Medicare Price Negotiation;
  • Biden Administration Releases New Minimum Staffing Standards for Nursing Homes;
  • GOP Presidential Candidates Continue to Attack Earned Benefits;
  • Labor Day: Treasury Department Study Demonstrates Union Benefits for Workers and Labor Unions Approval Rating Reaches Record Levels;
  • Prescriptions for Fruits and Vegetables Enhances Health and Well-Being

August 25, 2023

  • White House to Name First 10 Drugs for Medicare Negotiations Next Week;
  • It is Possible to Control Negative Thoughts about Aging;
  • Arizona Alliance Holds Its Convention;
  • KFF Health News: Few Firm Beliefs and Low Trust: Americans Not Sure What’s True in Age of Health Misinformation

August 18, 2023

  • White House Marks the Inflation Reduction Act’s One-Year Anniversary;
  • You’re Invited to the Alliance’s Retirement Security Symposium on October 17;
  • More Americans are Dipping into Retirement Savings Early;
  • KFF Health News: New Alzheimer’s Drug Raises Hopes — Along With Questions

August 11, 2023

  • Alliance Members Mark Social Security’s Anniversary;
  • Costliest Medicare Drugs More Than Tripled in Price Since Entering Market: Report;
  • KFF Health News: As Many American Cities Get Hotter, Health Systems Face Off Against Heatstroke;
  • Fiesta Speaks at A. Philip Randolph Institute Convention

August 4, 2023

  • Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s FY 2022 Projections Report Shows Continued Strength in its Pension Insurance Programs;
  • Alliance Members Mark Medicare Anniversary;
  • KFF Health News: The Real Costs of the New Alzheimer’s Drug, Most of Which Will Fall to Taxpayers;
  • Pennsylvania Alliance Elects Officers at Their Convention

July 28, 2023

  • Alliance Praises Biden Nomination of Martin O’Malley to be Social Security Commissioner;
  • As Medicare Turns 58, Retirees Concerned About Congressional Plans to Cut the Program;
  • New Poll Finds Retirement Out of Reach for Workers of All Ages;
  • KFF Health News: New Weight Loss Drugs Carry High Price Tags and Lots of Questions for Seniors

July 21, 2023

  • Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans, Priorities USA File Legal Challenge to Absentee Ballot Restrictions in Wisconsin;
  • Congressional Democrats Introduce Freedom to Vote Act;
  • Ten Prescription Drugs Accounted for More Than One-Fifth of Part D Spending in 2021;
  • KFF Health News: In Older Adults, a Little Excess Weight Isn’t Such a Bad Thing

July 14, 2023

  • Senate Budget Committee Holds Hearing on Strengthening Social Security; Rep. Larson Re-Introduces the Social Security 2100 Act;
  • NIRS: New Report Finds Disturbing Outlook for Generation X in Retirement;
  • Movement Advances to Establish Minimum Staffing in Nursing Homes;
  • KFF Health News: What You Need to Know About the Drug Price Fight in Those TV Ads

July 7, 2023

  • Deciding When to Retire is Not Always About How Much You’ve Saved, Report Finds;
  • Florida Alliance Lawsuit: Federal Judge Issues Injunction Against State’s Latest Election Law, Citing Discrimination;
  • Alliance Members Join HHS Secretary Becerra in Ohio to Highlight Biden Administration Efforts to Lower Drug Costs;
  • KFF Health News: Why the Next Big Hope for Alzheimer’s Might Not Help Most Black Patients

June 30, 2023

  • Supreme Court Rules Against Giving State Legislatures Unchecked Control in North Carolina Elections Dispute;
  • Sen. Peter Welch, President Roach and Protect Our Care Discuss Importance of Medicare Negotiation;
  • Pickleball Craze is Driving Medical Costs Higher;
  • KFF Health News: Will the Doctor See You Now? The Health System’s Changing Landscape

June 23, 2023

  • Following Merck, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Bristol Myers Squibb and PhRMA Sue Administration Over Drug Price Negotiation;
  • Millions of Insured Older Americans Face Unpaid Medical Bills;
  • Using Aspirin Every Day May Cause Anemia in Seniors;
  • KFF Health News: Dementia Can Take a Toll on Financial Health, as Some Families Learn the Hard Way

June 16, 2023

  • New House Republican Budget Plan Raises Social Security Retirement Age, Privatizes Medicare;
  • Study: Medicare Advantage Overpayments are Far Higher than Estimated;
  • Drug Corporations Must Pay Penalties for Hiking Prices on 43 Drugs Excessively;
  • KFF: Biden Admin Implores States to Slow Medicaid Cuts After More Than 1M Enrollees Dropped

June 9, 2023

  • Merck Lawsuit Over Drug Price Negotiation Reflects Industry Greed, Disregard for Seniors and Taxpayers;
  • Report Shows Social Security Lifting More People Out of Poverty Than Any Other Program;
  • KFF: As Medicaid Purge Begins, ‘Staggering Numbers’ of Americans Lose Coverage;
  • Women Are More Likely to Skip or Delay Medications Due to Cost

June 2, 2023

  • Speaker McCarthy Commission to Find Ways to Cut Government Spending, Including Social Security and Medicare, as Congress Passes Bill to Raise Debt Ceiling;
  • More Workers Are Tapping 401(k)s Early for Help with Financial Emergencies;
  • KFF Health News: Cardiovascular Disease Is Primed to Kill More Older Adults, Especially Blacks and Hispanics;
  • Alliance Joins Pride at Work in Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month

May 26, 2023

  • President Roach Urges House Subcommittee to Expand Social Security, Oppose Cuts;
  • Retired Americans PAC Releases Ads Warning Seniors About Threats to Social Security if Congressional Republicans Refuse to Raise the Debt Ceiling;
  • Alliance Marks Memorial Day;
  • KFF Health News – Remote Work: An Underestimated Benefit for Family Caregivers

May 19, 2023

  • Alliance Hosts Town Hall with Dr. Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Social Security Commissioner;
  • Debt Ceiling Update: Talks Continue as June 1 Deadline Approaches;
  • Economic Policy Institute: Almost Half of Older Workers With Physically Challenging Jobs with Low Pay May Be Unable to Retire;
  • NYSARA Holds Convention in Albany, Elects Leaders;
  • Alliance Celebrates Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 12, 2023

  • A Possible Default on the National Debt Approaches as GOP Continues to Threaten Seniors’ Programs;
  • HELP Committee Passes Package of Bipartisan Drug Price Bills to Increase Competition, Transparency;
  • Register Today for the Alliance Town Hall with Dr. Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Social Security Commissioner;
  • Missouri House Votes to Eliminate State Income Tax on Social Security Benefits;
  • KFF Health News: Republicans Vow Not to Cut Veterans’ Benefits. But the Legislation Suggests Otherwise

May 5, 2023

  • Save the Date: Alliance Retirement Security Symposium on October 17;
  • White House Releases State by State Fact Sheets on the GOP House’s “Default on America Act”;
  • Register Today for the Alliance Town Hall with Dr. Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Social Security Commissioner;
  • KFF Health News: Biden Administration Issues New Warning About Medical Credit Cards;
  • Older Americans Month Begins with May Day

April 28, 2023

  • Fiesta: If a Budget Reflects a Party’s Values, Then the GOP Must Not Value Seniors;
  • You’re Invited! Alliance Town Hall with Dr. Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Social Security Commissioner;
  • Biden Announces Run for Second Term as President;
  • Today is Workers Memorial Day

April 21, 2023

  • Alliance Announces Partnership with National United Committee to Protect Pensions;
  • McCarthy Goes After Most Vulnerable Americans as Condition for Raising the Debt Ceiling;
  • OMB: Rescinding COVID Funds as Part of Debt Limit Deal is an Attack on Pensions;
  • Biden Event Provides Sharp Contrast with House GOP Proposals

April 14, 2023

  • Poll: Most Americans Oppose Social Security, Medicare Cuts;
  • Judge Grants Attorneys Fees in Arizona Alliance Voting Lawsuit;
  • McCarthy’s 100th day as Speaker: Not Much to Show So Far
  • Kaiser Health News: No-Cost Preventive Services Are Now in Jeopardy. Here’s What You Need to Know;
  • Did You Know…What Happens If You Work While Collecting Social Security Retirement Benefits?

April 7, 2023

  • Americans Could Lose $20,000 in Retirement Savings if GOP Refuses to Raise the Debt Ceiling;
  • Need for Escorts Following Relatively Minor Medical Procedures Questioned;
  • Kaiser Health News: Fatigue Is Common Among Older Adults, and It Has Many Possible Causes;
  • AFSCME Commemorates Anniversary of 1968 Sanitation Strike with New Podcast;
  • Did You Know…Social Security and Income Taxes

March 31, 2023

  • Trustees Report Shows Social Security Expansion is Affordable;
  • Senators Draw Attention to the Sky-High Salaries of Medicare Advantage CEOs;
  • Biden’s Budget Would Raise Taxes On Top .1%, Cut Them For Many Others;
  • Kaiser Health News: Congressman Seeks to Plug ‘Shocking Loophole’ Exposed by KHN Investigation

March 24, 2023

  • Mike Pence Doubles Down on Benefit Cuts;
  • Larger COLA Increase Helps Seniors Weather Inflation;
  • Starbucks Workers Hold Day of Action;
  • Kaiser Health News: Being ‘Socially Frail’ Comes With Health Risks for Older Adults

March 17, 2023

  • Alliance Releases New Congressional Voting Record;
  • Biden-Harris Administration Acts to Lower Prices for 27 Drugs;
  • GOP Senator John Kennedy, Presidential Candidate Nikki Haley Threaten Social Security, Medicare Cuts;
  • California Alliance Members Leading Protest Today at House Speaker McCarthy’s Office

March 10, 2023

  • President Biden Goes to Bat for Retirees with His 2024 Budget;
  • Social Security and Medicare are Still in Congressional Crosshairs;
  • Thursday was National “Slam the Scam” Day;
  • Alliance Chapters Celebrate International Women’s Day, Women’s History Month

March 3, 2023

  • Insulin Prices Cut for More Patients as Eli Lilly Caves to Pressure;
  • Alliance Marks Scrap the Cap Day;
  • Congress Reintroduces Protecting the Right to Organize Act;
  • Kaiser Health News: Biden Promises to Fight GOP on ‘Gutting’ Medicaid. Budget Talks Seem Like Another Story;
  • Julie Su Nominated for Secretary of Labor

February 24, 2023

  • Take Action: Sign the Alliance’s Petition to Save Social Security;
  • Steps to Hold Medicare Advantage Accountable are Not Cuts, Experts Say;
  • Battle Over ‘Orphan Drugs’ Leads to Higher Drug Prices;
  • Caregiving Crisis Looms as Number of Older Americans Soars

February 17, 2023

  • Nobel Laureate Economist Paul Krugman Details Decades of GOP Plans to Cut Social Security and Medicare;
  • Congressional Republican Agenda Would Increase the Debt by Over $3 Trillion;
  • Senators Sanders and Warren, Reps. Schakowsky and Hoyle Introduce Legislation to Expand Social Security;
  • One in Four American Older Adults Needed Long Term Care for Themselves or a Loved One Last Year

February 10, 2023

  • Debate Over Future of Social Security and Medicare Dominates State of the Union;
  • More State of the Union Priorities: Lower Insulin Prices for all Americans, the PRO Act;
  • White House Fires Back After Freshman Member of the House Moves to Repeal the Inflation Reduction Act;
  • Obituary: Gary Mitchell, President of the Wisconsin Alliance

February 3, 2023

  • Alliance Celebrates Black History Month with an Eye on Voting Rights;
  • President Roach Joins Family Leave Anniversary Event at White House;
  • President Biden, Speaker McCarthy Meet About Raising the Debt Ceiling;
  • New Study Identifies 6 Ways to Slow Memory Decline, Lower Dementia Risk;
  • Kaiser Health News: Government Lets Health Plans That Ripped Off Medicare Keep the Money

January 27, 2023

  • Democrats Debate Whether President Biden Should Negotiate with Speaker McCarthy on Debt Limit;
  • Drug Corporations Plan Price Increases on Life-Saving Medications Despite Billions in Increased Profits;
  • Pandemic Food Benefit is Set to End, and Seniors Risk Additional Food Insecurity;
  • Kaiser Health News: Rural Seniors Benefit From Pandemic-Driven Remote Fitness Boom;
  • Alliance Reacts to Mass Shootings in California

January 20, 2023

  • Biden and House GOP are at an Impasse as Nation Hits Key Debt Ceiling Deadline;
  • Democrats in Michigan Unite to Roll Back Tax on Pension Benefits;
  • Kaiser Health News: Numbers Don’t Lie. Biden Kept His Promise on Improving Obamacare;
  • Alliance Celebrates the Lunar New Year this Sunday

January 13, 2023

  • Ohio Alliance Files Voting Rights Lawsuit Over New Photo ID Requirement;
  • House GOP’s Plans to Cut Social Social Security and Medicare Advance;
  • HHS Announces Key Dates for Implementation of Medicare Drug Price Negotiation;
  • Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – And His Statements Concerning Health Care

January 6, 2023

  • Far-right House Members Seek Commitment that New Speaker Will Use Debt Limit to Force Spending Cuts;
  • Pension Spending During Covid Pandemic Provided $1.3 Trillion to the Economy;
  • House Investigation into Alzheimer’s Drug Places Blame on FDA, Biogen;
  • Kaiser Health News: Weighing Risks of a Major Surgery:
    7 Questions  Older Americans Should Ask Their Surgeon

2022

December 23, 2022

  • Congress Passes Omnibus Spending Bill;
  • Many Inflation Reduction Act Provisions Set to Take Effect in January;
  • EPI: Older Workers are Working Later in Life to Make Ends Meet;
  • Special Message from President Roach;
  • Kaiser Health News: States Challenge Biden to Lower Drug Prices by Allowing Imports From Canada

December 16, 2022

  • Medicare Advantage Plans Overcharged Taxpayers by Millions;
  • Covid-19 Vaccines Have Saved Millions of American Lives; Booster Shots are Critical;
  • Kaiser Health News: Assisted Living Facilities Pressed to Address Growing Needs of Older, Sicker Residents;
  • Higher Number of Seniors Living Alone Brings Housing, Elder Care Issues to the Forefront

December 9, 2022

  • Biden Announces $36 Billion in Relief to Avoid Cuts to Promised Pension Benefits;
  • Kevin McCarthy Faces Debt-limit Dilemma in Bid for Speaker as House GOP Hardliners Ratchet Up Demands;
  • Kaiser Health News: Paxlovid Has Been Free So Far. Next Year, Sticker Shock Awaits;
  • Wait Times Increase for Disability Benefits as Social Security Offices Struggle Financially

December 2, 2022

  • White House Calls Tying Social Security and Medicare Cuts to Debt Ceiling Vote a “Non-Starter”;
  • SSA Warns That it Needs More Funding;
  • Older Americans Constitute Majority of COVID-19 Deaths;
  • Medicare Open Enrollment Ends Next Week;
  • Kaiser Health News: Should Older Seniors Risk Major Surgery? New Research Offers Guidance

November 25, 2022

  • Researchers Find Evidence That Aerobic Exercise Reinvigorates the Aging Brain;
  • RSV Hospitalization Rate is 10 Times Higher for Seniors This Year;
  • Long-Term Care Affordability Crisis Looms As Middle-Income Seniors Age;
  • Kaiser Health News: Sick Profit: Investigating Private Equity’s Stealthy Takeover of Health Care Across Cities and Specialties
  • Washington State Alliance Holds Annual Meeting

November 18, 2022

  • Alliance for Retired Americans Hosts 2022 Retirement Security Symposium;
  • Retirees Congratulate Pelosi on Remarkable Career as Speaker;
  • Senators Kelly and Cortez Masto, Retiree Heroes, Re-elected to the U.S. Senate;
  • Alliance Leader Elected to Colorado House;
  • Alliance Loses Ron Long, Indiana Retiree Rights and UAW Leader;
  • Alliance Wishes All of Our Members a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving

November 11, 2022

  • Retirees Remain Hopeful as Election Day Results are Tabulated;
  • Decision Blocks Illegal Hand Counting of Ballots in Cochise County in Arizona Alliance Lawsuit – but Board of Supervisors Appeals;
  • Kaiser Health News: Supreme Court to Hear Nursing Home Case That Could Affect Millions;
  • Retirement Symposium to Take Place Tuesday, will be Available on Youtube;
  • Alliance Celebrates Veterans Day Friday

November 4, 2022

  • See Which Candidates Can be Trusted with Seniors’ Votes;
  • Court Issues Temporary Restraining Order after Arizona Alliance Sues to Stop Intimidation at Ballot Drop Boxes;
  • GOTV Teletown Halls Feature AFL-CIO President Shuler, Labor Secretary Walsh, Rep. Tim Ryan and Other VIPs;
  • Medicare Beneficiaries Urged to Compare Plans and Be Wary of Misleading Claims During Open Season

October 28, 2022

  • Arizona Alliance and Voto Latino File Lawsuit to Stop Harassment and Intimidation at Arizona Ballot Drop Boxes;
  • Alliance and AFL-CIO Educate Voters During National Retirement Security Week;
  • Democratic Super PAC Ads Focus on Social Security as Election Day Draws Closer;
  • Alliance Hosts Teletown Hall with Wisconsin Members and Mandela Barnes

October 21, 2022

  • Ohio Pension Warrior Rita Lewis to Address Alliance Symposium
  • Top House Republican Kevin McCarthy Vows to Create Global Financial Crisis to Force Cuts to Social Security and Medicare
  • Alliance Celebrates Voting Rights Court Victory in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
  • Alliance Hosts Teletown Hall with Sen. Cortez Masto; Fiesta Campaigns for Sen. Kelly
  • Kaiser Health News: Say What? Hearing Aids Available Over-the-Counter for as Low as $199, and Without a Prescription

October 14, 2022

  • Social Security Benefits to Rise by 8.7 percent in 2023 in Big Boost for Seniors;
  • Senate Republican Bill Would Repeal Democratic Drug Pricing Gains;
  • GOP Aims to Use Debt-Limit Deal to Cut Social Security and Medicare;
  • Fiesta Travels to Wisconsin, Arizona on the Campaign Trail;
  • Mississippi Alliance Holds Its Convention

October 7, 2022

  • Alliance to Host Retirement Security Seminar in November;
  • Early Voting Has Already Begun in Several States;
  • It’s Flu Vaccine Time and Seniors are Urged to Get Special Shots;
  • New Study Offers Advice for Recovering from Elder Financial Exploitation;
  • Kaiser Health News: Nursing Home Surprise: Advantage Plans May Shorten Stays to Less Time Than Medicare Covers

September 30, 2022

  • Hurricane Ian Causes Loss of Life, Epic Damage Across Florida, American Southeast;
  • Alliance Joins President Biden at White House Inflation Reduction Act Event;
  • Arizona Alliance, Priorities USA and Voto Latino Win Challenge Against Two Provisions in Arizona Voter Suppression Law;
  • Break on Medicare Premiums in 2023 Comes as Welcome News;
  • Alliance Members Cheer Additional Funding for SSA in Continuing Resolution;
  • New Mexico Alliance Holds its Convention with Several Elected Officials in Attendance

September 23, 2022

  • Alliance, Members of Congress Praise Inflation Reduction Act’s Health Care Measures at Capitol Hill Rally;
  • House Committee Passes The Social Security Fairness Act to Repeal Unfair WEP/GPO Social Security Provisions;
  • Many Republicans Continue to Support Privatizing Social Security, Medicare;
  • Kaiser Health News: Clearing Pollution Helps Clear the Fog of Aging — And May Cut the Risk of Dementia;
  • Alliance Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

September 16, 2022

  • Pennsylvania Alliance Files Motion to Fight Voter Suppression in Lehigh County;
  • Social Security’s Cost-of-Living Increase Likely to be Largest in Four Decades;
  • Kaiser Health News: While Inflation Takes a Toll on Seniors, Billions of Dollars in Benefits Go Unused;
  • Alliance Celebrates Drug Price Provisions in Inflation Reduction Act;
  • President Roach Joins Minnesota Governor Tim Walz at Machinists Picnic

September 9, 2022

  • Alliance and Allies Highlight the Benefits of Inflation Reduction Act for Retirees;
  • SSA Adds Safety Measures to Protect People Facing Long Wait Times, Adverse Conditions;
  • Illinois Alliance Member Bea Lumpkin, 104, Leads Chicago Labor Day Parade;
  • Walking More Will Cut Your Risk of Developing Dementia;
  • Fiesta Addresses Colorado Alliance Members

September 2, 2022

  • Wisconsin Senator Doubles Down on Plans to Slash Earned Retirement Benefits on Campaign Trail;
  • After Crackdown, Medicare Advantage Marketers Tone Down Sales Tactics;
  • You’re Invited: Celebrate Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and Learn How it Will Lower Drug Prices;
  • New Study Shows Paxlovid Decreases COVID Deaths for Older People;
  • Union Support Reaches Its Highest Point In Nearly Six Decades

August 26, 2022

  • Charlie Crist to Take on Ron DeSantis for Florida Governor after Winning Democratic Primary;
  • FDA’s Announcement on Hearing Aids Could Save Relationships;
  • Using Covid Relief Funds to Rehire Retired Teachers Could Help Address Teacher Shortage;
  • Life Expectancy Fell during COVID Pandemic, Especially for Hispanic and Black Males

August 19, 2022

  • Alliance Mourns the Death of Jo Etta Brown
  • Arizona Alliance, Priorities USA and Voto Latino Challenge Arizona Voter Suppression Law
  • Alliance Celebrates Social Security’s Anniversary in the Face of Threats to the Program
  • Richard Fiesta Addresses APWU Retirees in Maryland
  • Affordable Hearing Aids to Be Available Over the Counter Nationwide

August 12, 2022

  • Seniors Applaud House Passage of Bold Action to Lower Drug Prices
  • Social Security’s Anniversary is This Sunday
  • Richard Fiesta Addresses SOAR Retirees
  • Kaiser Health News: Nursing Homes Are Suing the Friends and Family of Residents to Collect Debts

August 5, 2022

  • Inflation Reduction Act Gains Traction As it Heads Toward a Vote
  • Anti-Retiree GOP Candidates Win Primaries
  • Alliance Members Join Kentucky Flooding Relief Efforts
  • Kaiser Health News: ‘True Cost of Aging’ Index Shows Many Seniors Can’t Afford Basic Necessities

July 29, 2022

  • Robert Roach, Jr. and Joseph Peters, Jr. Re-elected as Alliance Leaders at National Meeting Continue to Work on Legislation Allowing Medicare to Negotiate Lower Prices
  • National Meeting Includes VIP Remarks, Greetings
  • New Resolutions Honor Leaders, Address Social Security and Right to Vote and More
  • Celebrating the 57th Anniversary of Medicare
  • “The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022” Renews Hope for Action to Lower Drug Prices

July 22, 2022

  • Drug Corporations Hike Prices Again While Senate Democrats Continue to Work on Legislation Allowing Medicare to Negotiate Lower Prices
  • GAO Investigation Finds Failures in Appeals Process for Social Security Disability Benefits
  • Study Finds American Men Are Less Healthy Than Their Counterparts
  • Alliance Members Elect Regional Board Members

July 15, 2022

  • Register by Monday for the Alliance’s 2022 National Membership Meeting
  • Big Pharma Spends $150 Million Lobbying Against Lower Drug Prices
  • President Roach Addresses AFT Retirees in Massachusetts
  • Congress Must Improve Customer Service by Boosting the Budget for Social Security Administration
  • Obituary: Gerald McEntee, Longtime AFSCME President

July 8, 2022

  • Senate Democrats Continue to Eye July Deadline to Pass Lower Drug Price Bill
  • Alliance Calls for Change in Wake of Mass Shooting at Fourth of July Parade in Illinois
  • Florida Alliance Denounces Sen. Marco Rubio’s Plan to Cut Social Security
  • Register now for the Alliance’s 2022 National Membership Meeting
  • Kaiser Health News: How Pfizer Won the Pandemic, Reaping Outsize Profit and Influence

July 1, 2022

  • History Made as Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Joins the Supreme Court
  • Senate Democrats Working to Pass Legislation to Lower Drug Prices in July
  • Register now for the Alliance’s 2022 National Membership Meeting
  • Alliance Members Host Convention in Connecticut and Senior Summit in Kansas
  • Kaiser Health News: Government Watchdogs Attack Medicare Advantage for Denying Care and Overcharging

June 24, 2022

  • Research Provides Further Evidence that Pensions are Superior to 401(k) Plans
  • U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Rule Requiring Return of Medicare Overpayments
  • New Bipartisan Legislation Aims to Limit Insulin Prices for Patients
  • New Flu Vaccines Recommended for Older Americans
  • Kaiser Health News: 100 Million People in America Are Saddled With Health Care Debt

June 17, 2022

  • President Shuler, Secretary-Treasurer Redmond Bring Bold Vision For Labor Expansion
  • Biden Speaks about Social Security and Medicare at Philadelphia AFL-CIO Convention
  • Workers Encouraged to Track Down Lost Pension Benefits
  • Kaiser Health News: Preventive Care May Be Free, but Follow-Up Diagnostic Tests Can Bring Big Bills

June 10, 2022

  • President Roach Tells Senate Committee Social Security Must Be Expanded
  • Medicare Advantage Insurance Firms Accused of Submitting False Bills to Inflate Profits
  • New Drug Prices Soar to Median of $180,000 a Year
  • Kaiser Health News: Despite a First-Ever ‘Right-to-Repair’ Law, There’s No Easy Fix for Wheelchair Users

June 3, 2022

  • Social Security Trustees Report Shows We Can Expand Social Security;
  • Medicare Beneficiaries Will See A Premium Cut, But Not Until 2023;
  • Kaiser Health News: ‘That’s Just Part of Aging’: Long Covid Symptoms Are Often Overlooked in Seniors;
  • June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month

May 27, 2022

  • Alliance Stands with Victims of Texas Elementary School Shooting and Their Families
  • Social Security Administration Levied Enormous Fines on the Poor and Disabled
  • FCC Addresses Annoying Robocalls from Other Countries
  • Executive Director Fiesta Addresses Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
  • Alliance Marks Memorial Day

May 20, 2022

  • Alliance Stands with Those Targeted in Mass Shooting in Buffalo
  • Health Insurance CEOs Raked in Record Compensation Last Year
  • Join the Alliance Next Thursday for “Slam the Scam: How to Shut Down Social Security Scammers” Workshop
  • CMS Unveils Updated, More User-Friendly Medicare Website
  • Kaiser Health News: Why Won’t More Older Americans Get Their Covid Booster?

May 13, 2022

  • New Campaign Ads Focus on Sen. Scott’s Plans for Medicare, Social Security
  • American Covid Death Toll Hits One Million
  • Older Americans Month: A Chance to Put Aside Stereotypes About Aging
  • Alert: Scammers Using Alliance Logo to Obtain Banking Information

May 6, 2022

  • White House Issues “Older Americans Month” Proclamation
  • Alliance Facilitates Partnership with Labor Movement, SUNY to Help Students with Family, Financial Obligations
  • COVID-19 Death Toll Among Older Americans Still Rising
  • Kaiser Health News: Medicare Surprise – Drug Plan Prices Touted During Open Enrollment Can Rise Within a Month

April 29, 2022

  • May is Older Americans Month!
  • HHS investigation Finds Many Medicare Advantage Enrollees are Denied Necessary Care
  • Sen. Warren, Experts Highlight Executive Actions to Lower Drug Prices
  • Alliance Celebrates May Day this Sunday

April 22, 2022

  • Help Build Momentum for Rep. Larson’s Bill that Expands Social Security Benefits
  • Alliance Draws Attention to Dangers of Sen. Scott’s “Rescue America Plan”
  • Big Pharma’s Lies on Drug Prices Debunked
  • Workers Memorial Day is April 28 – Find an Event Near You

April 15, 2022

  • New Laws Make It Easier to Visit Loved Ones in Health Care Facilities
  • 2022 National and Regional Meetings – Save the Dates
  • Arizona Alliance Testifies at Sen. Kelly Hearing on Lowering Prescription Drug Prices
  • Kaiser Health News — It’s Your Choice: You Can Change Your Views of Aging and Improve Your Life
  • The Alliance Celebrates Medicaid Awareness Month

April 8, 2022

  • Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmed as 116th Supreme Court Justice
  • Medicare Limits Coverage of Aduhelm to Patients in Clinical Trials
  • After Insulin Copay Cap Passes House, Senate Looks for a Broader Bill
  • Social Security Field Offices Reopen Nationwide

April 1, 2022

  • Federal Judge Finds Florida Voting Law Unconstitutional in Case Brought by the Florida Alliance and Others
  • Alliance Praises House Passage of Legislation to Reduce the Price of Insulin
  • President Biden’s 2023 Budget Offers Benefits, Protections for Older Americans
  • FDA, CDC Clear Second COVID-19 Boosters for Americans Age 50 and Older

March 25, 2022

  • Democrats Eye Plans to Substantially Drop the Price of Insulin
  • Seniors Celebrate Affordable Care Act’s 12th Anniversary
  • Retirees on Fixed Incomes Live Day-to-Day Amid Rising Inflation
  • Kaiser Health News: Covid’s ‘Silver Lining’: Research Breakthroughs for Chronic Disease, Cancer, and the Common Flu

March 18, 2022

  • Senior GOP Sen. Grassley Tells Democrats to Pass Drug Price Legislation Now
  • Pfizer asks FDA to Approve Fourth Dose of COVID Vaccine for Seniors
  • Omnibus Spending Bill Includes Increases for Social Security Administration, Senior Nutrition, and the CDC
  • As Medical Debt Stacks Up, Many People in Their Early 60s Count the Days Until They Are Eligible for Medicare

March 11, 2022

  • Alliance Praises Senate Passage of Bipartisan Postal Reform Bill
  • Generic Drug Manufacturer Announces Plans for Low-Cost Insulin
  • Nation Celebrates One Year Since American Rescue Plan Became Law
  • Report Highlights In-Home Hazards for Older Americans

March 4, 2022

  • President Biden Addresses Many of Retirees’ Highest Priorities at State of the Union
  • Biden Unveils Plans to Support Poorest-Performing Nursing Homes
  • Even Sen. McConnell Reprimands Sen. Rick Scott over Drastic Social Security, Medicare Proposals
  • Social Security Administration Fights Fraud with National “Slam the Scam Day”

February 25, 2022

  • Seniors Praise Nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to U.S. Supreme Court
  • Senators Again Eye “Fixes” to Social Security
  • Alliance Celebrates Scrap the Cap Day
  • Daily Activities Like Gardening Reduced Heart Disease Risk in Older Women
  • Kaiser Health News: As Covid Slogs On, Seniors Find Fortitude Waning and Malaise Growing

February 18, 2022

  • Alliance Releases New Retiree Voting Record Report
  • Invitation: Zooming into 2022 Training Event
  • For Older People with Memory Issues, ‘Clutter’ May be the Culprit
  • Kaiser Health News: Why Millions on Medicaid Are at Risk of Losing Coverage in the Months Ahead

February 11, 2022

  • Alliance Cheers House Passage of Bipartisan Postal Reform Bill
  • Census Report Highlights Older Households’ Sources of Income
  • For Older Patients, Exercise Could Speed Recovery Following Hospitalization
  • Kaiser Health News — Health Care Paradox: Medicare Penalizes Dozens of Hospitals It Also Gives Five Stars

February 4, 2022

  • The Alliance and the AFL-CIO Celebrate Black History Month, Lunar New Year
  • Medicare to Pay for Home Covid Tests
  • Florida Alliance’s Lawsuit Against the State’s Restrictive Voting Law Goes to Court
  • COVID-19 Widows Struggle to Get Survivors Benefits as Social Security Offices Remain Closed
  • KHN: Pandemic-Fueled Shortages of Home Health Workers Strand Patients Without Necessary Care

January 28, 2022

  • Alliance Takes More Action to Protect Voting Rights
  • Key Senator Still Pushing for Legislation to Lower Drug Prices
  • Nursing Home Staff Shortage Worsens as the Pandemic Continues
  • KHN: Why Medicare Doesn’t Pay for Rapid At-Home Covid Tests

January 21, 2022

  • Historic Voting Rights Legislation, Filibuster Reform Fail to Pass in the U.S. Senate
  • Democrats Urge Scaled-Back Build Back Better Act
  • Free COVID-19 Test Kits are Now Available from the U.S. Postal Service
  • Supreme Court Decision Upholds Vaccine Rule for Most Nursing Home, Health Care Workers

January 14, 2022

  • Retirees Applaud HHS Secretary Becerra’s Directive that CMS Reconsider 14% 2022 Medicare Premium Hike
  • Voting Rights Push Hits a Major Hurdle following Speech by Sen. Sinema
  • Pension Plans Offer Substantial Cost Advantages Over 401(k) Retirement Accounts
  • AFL-CIO’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Virtual Event to Feature Vice President Kamala Harris

January 7, 2022

  • Prices Jump 5% On More Than 450 Prescription Drugs to Start the Year
  • How to Get Social Security Questions Answered
  • “No Surprises Act” Law is Now in Effect to Dispute Unexpected Medical Bills
  • Obituary: Karen Ferguson, Founder of the Pension Rights Center