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The White House Says Nursing Home Regulations Are Too Tough

By Ina Jaffe, NPR - WAMU 88.5 November 30, 2019 Heard on Weekend Edition Saturday Transcript: SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Rolling back federal regulations has been a cornerstone of the Trump presidency. Now the administration has proposed rolling back some Obama-era rules... Read more

Medicare Fraudsters Now Tap Telemedicine In Medical Equipment Scams

By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News  OCTOBER 9, 2019 (Hannah Norman/KHN illustration; Getty Images) Dean Ernest had been living in a nursing home about a year when his son, John, got a call last winter asking if his father was experiencing back pain and would like ... Read more

The Deep Divide: State Borders Create Medicaid Haves And Have-Nots

By Laura Ungar, Kaiser Health News A few years ago, Patricia Powers briefly thought about moving from her home in St. Louis County, Mo., across the river into Illinois ― for Medicaid. “You ask yourself: Where do you go? What do you do?” After years without health insura... Read more

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

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

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

Kasich and Jeb Bush Mean Trouble for Seniors

John Kasich and Jeb Bush mean trouble for seniors and retirees. The New Hampshire primary results are in, and the top four for the Republicans were businessman Donald Trump, Gov. John Kasich (Ohio), Sen. Ted Cruz (TX), and former Governor Jeb Bush (FL). Since this blog looked at... Read more