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Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Speech

  President's Last State of the Union Speech has Strong Implications for Social Security, Medicare and Pensions Retirees Remain Apprehensive about Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Robert Roach, Jr., President of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding Pres... Read more

Drug Price Spikes Are Hurting Consumers and Medical Providers, Senators Told

The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on off-patent drug price spikes on December 9, 2015. Americans spent $374 billion on prescription drugs last year. Witnesses provided insight into the causes of these drug price hikes in off-patent drugs and the effects on pati... Read more

End of Life: Medicare Will Cover Discussions

A September 2015 Kaiser study showed that 89% of Americans surveyed support the idea that doctors should have end of life discussions with their patients. Further, 81% also believed that Medicare should cover those discussions. When Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services o... Read more

TPP Text Proves Seniors Are Right to Worry About Higher Prescription Drug Prices

After months of secret negotiations, the Obama Administration released the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal on Thursday. “Now that the final wording has been made public, we know that seniors are right to be worried about the agreement’s effect on pre... Read more

Robert Roach, will be the new President and Joe Peters, the new Secretary-Treasurer for the Alliance. Both ask for your support and commitment going forward.

Robert Roach will be President and Joe Peters will be Secretary-Treasurer for the Alliance Washington, DC - Robert Roach, Jr. of the Bronx, New York, was elected today as President of the Alliance for Retired Americans, succeeding Barbara Easterling as the leader of the 4.4 ... Read more

Senate Passes Budget that Cuts $5.3 Trillion

The Senate voted 51 to 48 on Tuesday to pass the first joint congressional budget plan in six years, ratifying a 10-year blueprint that would cut spending by $5.3 trillion, overhaul Medicaid by turning it into block grants, and repeal President Obama’s health care law. The budg... Read more

Fight to keep our post offices open. (Read the contained resolution and act to be a part of the solution)

“KEEP ‘EM OPEN!” What happens when the Postmaster General shuts down your Postal Facility? Mail is slowed down: Checks, medicines, payments, bills Newspapers, church bulletins, books, magazines Special greeting cards, holiday cards and letters Advertisements, ... Read more

Rick Snyder and Terri Lynn Land are bad for Michigan Seniors

Rick Snyder and Terri Lynn Land have had damaging effects seniors. Snyder's senior pension tax has hurt seniors. These two "TAX and Spend Extremist" have continued to attack seniors and they have even more plans for future attacks. Terri Lynn Land has on her agenda to privatiz... Read more

Pledge to reverse the unfair TAX increases on Michigan Retirees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Contact: Dick Long, President of Michigan Alliance for Retired Americans, 313. 510.4727  Pledge to REVERSE unfair Taxes and Tax Increases on Michigan Retirees Today the Michigan Alliance for Retired Americans is sending pl... Read more