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GOP’s Latest Health Care Plan Takes Aim at Americans with Pre-existing Conditions While Protecting Members of Congress and Staff

Still Contains the Unsavory Parts of the Previous Attempt at “Reform” The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, in response to media reports on the House Republicans' latest plan to repeal the Affordable... Read more

Rep. Sam Johnson Wants to Cut Our Social Security Drastically

U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Texas, chair of the Social Security subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee, has filed a bill that would cut Social Security drastically. Analysts say it could mean a 35% cut from current levels for some retirees. The Social Security Reform... Read more

Ryan’s “Better Way” for Health Care Would be Dangerous for Seniors and Inferior to Current Medicare System

Seniors Would Have to Wait Until 67 for Coverage The following statement was issued today by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, in response to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s release of “A Better Way” health care plan: “U.S. House Sp... Read more

2016 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports Highlight Need to Expand Social Security and Rein in Out of Control Pharmaceutical Corporations

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: “The Social Security Trustees reaffirmed that Social Security can pay ... Read more

History Made: Hillary Clinton Claims the Democratic Nomination for President!

By Robert Roach, Jr., President, Alliance for Retired Americans Hillary Clinton made history Tuesday as the first woman to claim the presidential nomination for a major political party following Democratic primary victories in California, New Jersey, New Mexico, and South Dako... Read more

President Obama Proposes Expanding Earned Social Security Benefits

Congress Should Act to Help Seniors Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, released the following statement regarding President Obama’s proposal today to expand Social Security: “The Alliance for Retired Americans welcomes President Ob... Read more

Strengthening Medicare Without Shifting Costs to Beneficiaries

When it comes to strengthening Medicare, it is important to avoid changes that shift additional costs to seniors. The Alliance recently submitted comments for the record to the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means Health Subcommittee regarding this very topic. For the Ma... Read more

Strengthening Medicare Without Shifting Costs to Beneficiaries

When it comes to strengthening Medicare, it is important to avoid changes that shift additional costs to seniors. The Alliance recently submitted comments for the record to the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means Health Subcommittee regarding this very topic. For the Ma... Read more

Seniors and Veterans Demand a Vote on the SAVE Benefits Act

[flagallery gid=3] Today Maryland/DC Alliance member Susan Taylor spoke at an event on Capitol Hill urging the Senate to vote on S. 2251, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren's SAVE Benefits Act - providing seniors a one-time payment of $581. The amount is 3.9% of the average annual So... Read more