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Wisconsin Retirees Horrified by Senseless Shootings

For Immediate Release Statement of Gary Mitchell, President of the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding continued violence in Kenosha: “The Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans remains shocked and horrified about a Kenosha police officer shooting Jacob ... Read more

Statement of Marlene Ott, President of the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans, Regarding Absentee Ballot Ruling

Statement re: the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit’s Ruling in Gear v. Bostelmann and the Republican National Committee Regarding the Absentee Ballot Witness Signature Mandate  “Tonight’s ruling defies common sense. Thousands of Wisconsin seniors who live a... Read more

Statement of Marlene Ott, President of the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans, Regarding Absentee Ballot Ruling

Statement re: the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit’s Ruling in Gear v. Bostelmann and the Republican National Committee Regarding the Absentee Ballot Witness Signature Mandate  “Tonight’s ruling defies common sense. Thousands of Wisconsin seniors who live a... Read more

‘Hobnobbing With Billionaires in Davos,’ Trump Admits—If Reelected—He Will Seek to Cut Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare

"It'll be toward the end of the year," Trump said from Davos, Switzerland. "And at the right time, we will take a look at that. You know, that's actually the easiest of all things, if you look, cause it's such a big percentage." By Jon Queally, staff writer Common Dreams ... Read more

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