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KHN: Study Finds Benefits When Seniors Call Shots To Help Them

By: Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News a national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. A federally funded project that researchers say has potential to promote aging in place began by asking low-income seniors with disabi... Read more

Hillary Clinton—An Easy Decision

Leon Burzynski The political conventions are finally over and the search for endorsements is underway. The Alliance for Retired Americans and the AFL-CIO made the easy and correct decision to endorse Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential election. The nomination of Hilla... Read more

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

WI Alliance Executive Director Billy Feitlinger to retire.

After almost 11 years, I have decided to retire as the WIARA Executive Director.  It has been the most enjoyable and rewarding job that I have had over the last 40 years.  I have had the good fortune to have met and worked with hundreds of amazing people from the WIARA board... 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

Ryan Budget must be stopped!

The following statement was issued today by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans: “The U.S. House passed Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's fiscal 2015 budget today. It would slash Medicare and Medicaid by hundreds of billions of dollar... Read more

Newest Version of Ryan Budget Still Unfair to Current and Future Seniors

Paul Ryan Can’t Fool the American People with his Latest Budget The following statement was issued today by Mike Pyne, President of the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans: “House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled a Republican budget that once again propos... Read more