January 27, 2016: [caption id="attachment_3359" align="alignnone" width="300"] Cartoon by Graeme MacKay, The Hamilton Spectator[/caption]
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that Medicare enrollment will grow by more than 30 percent over the next ten yea...Read more >
January 13, 2016:
President's Last State of the Union Speech has Strong Implications
for Social Security, Medicare and Pensions
Retirees Remain Apprehensive about Trans Pacific Partnership
Robert Roach, Jr., President of the Alliance for Ret...Read more >
January 04, 2016: The New York Times editorial board wrote recently that we need to expand Social Security. It was a wonderful way to start the new year – and a fitting position, given that Social Security recipients will not receive a cost-of-living adjustment (COL...Read more >
December 09, 2015: 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...Read more >
December 08, 2015: 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 Me...Read more >
November 06, 2015: 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 t...Read more >
November 06, 2015: [caption id="attachment_912" align="alignleft" width="150"] Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, after a weekly policy luncheon. From left are, Sen. Roy Blunt...Read more >
September 15, 2015: 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 Easter...Read more >
May 08, 2015: 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...Read more >
October 18, 2014: 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...Read more >