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Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Fiscal Cliff Talks Continue As Republicans Put A Plan On The Table

Published on Sunday, December 9, 2012 in Union Retirees
Fiscal Cliff Talks Continue As Republicans Put A Plan On The Table House GOP Leaders endorsed a Debt-Reduction Plan early last week that would Raise Tax Collections by $800 billion over the next decade, but they refused to budge on Higher Tax Rates for the Wealthy. Republican House Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) outlined the proposal in a letter to President more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: National AFL-CIO Reports On Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid By State

Published on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 in Union Retirees
National AFL-CIO Reports On Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid By State The National AFL-CIO released State-by-State Reports that illustrate how critical Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are to Working Families across the United States. As the Fiscal Cliff approaches, some Lawmakers have supported cuts to these critical programs while calling more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Lame Duck Agenda Threatens Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid

Published on Monday, November 19, 2012 in Union Retirees
Lame Duck Agenda Threatens Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid With the Election over, all eyes are focused on the Lame-Duck Session of Congress and the Battle to come to a Budget Agreement to avert the Fiscal Cliff, a combination of Automatic Tax Increases and Massive Budget Cuts set to go into effect at the end of this year. President Barack Obama more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Alliance Members Help Play Role In Re-Electing President Obama

Published on Saturday, November 10, 2012 in Union Retirees
President Obama Wins Re-Election! President Barack Obama won Re-Election over Republican Mitt Romney, gaining at least 303 Electoral Votes - 33 more than the 270 needed for victory. At last report, the President also led in Florida, but results in that State were not yet final. In the U.S. Senate, Democrats defied the odds to increase their thin Majority. more»

"My Two Cents" Perspective From Western New York Labor Representative Earl Frampton: The 2012 Elections Are Upon Us

Published on Monday, November 5, 2012 in Union Retirees
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The following was authored by Niagara County Labor Activist and Retired Communications Workers of America (CWA) Member Earl Frampton, a contributing Labor Columnist to Your Regional, On-Line Labor Newspaper: It will be up to you tomorrow - Tuesday November 6th - to cast your Vote for either President Barack Obama and more»

"My Two Cents" Perspective From Western New York Labor Representative Earl Frampton: Saving The American Dream

Published on Thursday, November 1, 2012 in Union Retirees
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The following was authored by Niagara County Labor Activist and Retired Communications Workers of America (CWA) Member Earl Frampton, a contributing Labor Columnist to Your Regional, On-Line Labor Newspaper: You, as a Registered Voter, have many things to think about come Election Day next week on Tuesday, November more»

Social Security: Six Facts You Need To Know

Published on Saturday, October 20, 2012 in Union Retirees
Social Security is our most important Family Protection Program that works not just for Retirees, but also for People with Disabilities and Children who've lost a Working Parent. It's a promise for all Generations. People pay for this Benefit throughout their Working Lives. Social Security is immensely popular with Voters across the Political Spectrum, more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Vice Presidential Debate Highlights The Romney-Ryan Budget

Published on Monday, October 15, 2012 in Union Retirees
Vice Presidential Debate Highlights The Romney-Ryan Budget Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Challenger Paul Ryan got their turn in the spotlight last week - debating the issues in a 90-minute session at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. They differed sharply over how best to ensure the solvency of Medicare and Social Security. Biden said the more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Presidential Debate Highlights The Differences Between Romney And Obama

Published on Sunday, October 7, 2012 in Union Retirees
Presidential Debate Highlights The Differences Between Romney And Obama The first of three Presidential Debates took place last week with President Barack Obama and Republican Nominee Mitt Romney both striving to gain favor with the Middle Class and Seniors. “Mitt Romney continued to hide the details about how he’d repeal ‘Obamacare’ and still more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Affordable Care Act Saves Seniors $4.5 Billion On Prescription Drugs

Published on Monday, October 1, 2012 in Union Retirees
Affordable Care Act Saves Seniors $4.5 Billion On Prescription Drugs According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Medicare Beneficiaries have saved a total of $4.5 billion on their Prescriptions since January 2011 - Thanks to the 2010 Health Care Reform Law. The savings came both from Increased Coverage and from Drug-Makers’ more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: GOP VP Candidate Ryan Booed At AARP Conference & Thinking He’s Not On Camera, Romney Offends Seniors

Published on Saturday, September 22, 2012 in Union Retirees
GOP VP Candidate Ryan Booed At AARP Conference On Friday afternoon, GOP Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan addressed AARP’s National Annual Conference in New Orleans. In his remarks, he attacked President Obama for cutting $716 billion from Medicare, but did not say that he had included the same cuts in his own Budget. He also stated, on the record, more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Democratic Convention Provides Sharp Contrast With Republicans On Senior Issues

Published on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 in Union Retirees
Democratic Convention Provides Sharp Contrast With Republicans On Senior Issues The 46th Democratic National Convention ended last week with the Official Nomination of Barack Obama for re-election as U.S. President. “The 2012 Platform adopted by the Democratic Party shows the stark contrasts between the two Parties on key issues of Social Security and more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Republican Platform Calls For Sweeping Changes To Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid

Published on Sunday, September 2, 2012 in Union Retirees
Republican Platform Calls For Sweeping Changes To Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid Delegates to last week’s Republican National Convention approved a Party Platform calling for sweeping changes to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Pledging to “save Medicare by modernizing it,” the Platform supports Vice-Presidential Nominee Paul more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Alliance Responds To Argument Obama Raided $716 Billion From Medicare

Published on Sunday, August 26, 2012 in Union Retirees
Alliance Responds To Argument Obama Raided $716 Billion From Medicare A new Ad, paid for by the Mitt Romney GOP Presidential Campaign, has a narrator saying: “Some think ObamaCare is the same as ‘free Health Care.’ But nothing is ‘free.’ Obama is raiding $716 billion from Medicare, changing the Program forever. Taxing wheelchairs and more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: VP Biden Guarantees There Will Be No Changes To Social Security!

Published on Monday, August 20, 2012 in Union Retirees
VP Biden Guarantees There Will Be No Changes To Social Security! Showing a contrast to the plan offered by the GOP Presidential Ticket of Mitt Romney & Paul Ryan, Vice President Joe Biden spoke for the Obama Administration last week, telling cafe patrons in Virginia that he could “guarantee” that he and President Obama would allow no changes to more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Social Security Birthday Events Are Just Around The Corner & Medicare Drug Costs Will Not Increase In 2013

Published on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 in Union Retirees
Social Security Birthday Events Are Just Around The Corner The Alliance For Retired Americans held more than 60 events during the month of July to celebrate and organize around Medicare and Medicaid’s 47th birthday. The Alliance plans to hold 50 more in August with the upcoming 77th Anniversary of Social Security. The Summer Campaign, themed: Let’s more»

A Must Read From www.alternet.org: Five Things You Can Expect From Washington If You Elect Republicans, Who Have ‘Their Own’ Special Contemptible Methods Of Handling Politics In Washington.

Published on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 in Union Retirees
There are more than five, of course, and voting Democrat may not be much of an improvement, but attaching these adjectives to the comically-contemptible GOP seems more than appropriate. 1. Obstructionist In 2010 Mitch McConnell said: "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term President." He didn't mention more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Medicare & Medicaid Birthday Events Cover 23 States! And New Reports: Medicare, Medicaid & Social Security Work For All 50 States!

Published on Monday, August 6, 2012 in Union Retirees
Medicare & Medicaid Birthday Events Cover 23 States! The Alliance For Retired Americans celebrated the 47th Birthday of Medicare and Medicaid on July 30th and 50 Let’s Not Be the Last Generation to Retire Summer Campaign Events have now taken place since July 22nd. Alliance Chapters in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Health Law Saves $3.9 Billion On Prescriptions For People With Medicare, President Obama Woos Older Voters In Florida & New Senate Report On ‘Retirement Crisis’

Published on Sunday, July 29, 2012 in Union Retirees
Health Law Saves $3.9 Billion On Prescriptions For People With Medicare As a result of the Affordable Care Act, more than 5.2 million Seniors and People with Disabilities have saved over $3.9 billion on Prescription Drugs since the Law was enacted, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced last week. The Federal Agency said that in the more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Vice President Biden Reaffirms Obama Administration’s Commitment To Retirees & ‘Let’s Not Be The Last Generation To Retire’ Campaign Heats Up As Temperatures Rise

Published on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 in Union Retirees
Vice President Biden Reaffirms Administration Commitment To Retirees Vice President Joe Biden called out GOP Leaders for having “different values” when it comes to critical issues such as Social Security, Health Care and Medicare at the recently-held White House Community Leaders Briefing on Senior Issues. Biden pointed to U.S. Representative Paul Ryan more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Legislators, Alliance Members Rebuke Those Voting To Repeal Health Care Reform & Republicans Try, Fail To Show Democratic Medicare Cuts

Published on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 in Union Retirees
Legislators, Alliance Members Rebuke Those Voting To Repeal Health Care Reform Last week, supporters of President Obama’s Health Care Law and the Democratic Leadership from the House of Representatives gathered at the Capitol Building for a press conference to hold Republicans accountable for voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Alliance for more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: House Of Representatives Prepares For Wednesday Vote To Repeal New Medicare Benefits For Seniors & Alliance Members Take To The Streets/Airwaves To Celebrate Supreme Court Ruling

Published on Sunday, July 8, 2012 in Union Retirees
House Of Representatives Prepares For Wednesday Vote To Repeal New Medicare Benefits For Seniors U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (Republican-Ohio) is preparing for a Wednesday, July 11th Vote to Repeal the entire Affordable Care Act, including new Medicare Benefits that are helping millions of Seniors better afford to see a Doctor and Fill a Prescription. more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Supreme Court Ruling A Victory For Both Current And Future Retirees, Romney’s Outsourcing Hurts Retirees & Social Security: The Young Trust Democrats More

Published on Sunday, July 1, 2012 in Union Retirees
Supreme Court Ruling A Victory For Both Current And Future Retirees On Thursday, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. joined the Liberal Wing of the Supreme Court to save the heart of President Obama’s Landmark Health Care Law, agreeing that the requirement for nearly all Americans to secure Health Insurance is permissible under Congress’s Taxing more»

"My Two Cents" Labor Perspective From Western New York Labor Representative Earl Frampton: Yes, Retirees Can Make A Difference In The 2012 Election

Published on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 in Union Retirees
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The following was authored by Niagara County Labor Activist and Retired Communications Workers of America (CWA) Member Earl Frampton, a contributing Labor Columnist to Your Regional, On-Line Labor Newspaper: I believe Retirees from all backgrounds will hold this year's Election for U.S. Congress and the President of the more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Evidence Of Affordable Care Act Success Comes As Supreme Court Decision Nears & National AFL-CIO Launches Unprecedented Campaign To Protect Voter Rights

Published on Sunday, June 24, 2012 in Union Retirees
Evidence Of Affordable Care Act Success Comes As Supreme Court Decision Nears Health Insurance Companies are due to pay out $1.1 billion in rebates to Employers and individuals this summer, under a new Industry Regulation imposed by President Obama’s Health Care Law, the Administration said late last week. However, whether the rebates actually reach more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Romney's Health Plan Is Perfect For The Healthy & The Wealthy, Recession-Hit Seniors Forced To Draw From Social Security Early & New Study Says More Than Half Of All Seniors Now On-Line

Published on Monday, June 18, 2012 in Union Retirees
Romney's Health Plan: Perfect For The Healthy & The Wealthy As the Supreme Court prepares to rule on the Constitutionality of President Obama’s Health Care Law, Mitt Romney laid out a plan last week in Orlando that would make the Health Insurance System more like a “Consumer Market” - leaving it to competition to drive down prices and increase more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Wisconsin Governor Wins Recall Election But Appears To Have Lost State Senate & Alan Simpson Update: Have You Signed Our Petition?

Published on Monday, June 11, 2012 in Union Retirees
Wisconsin Governor Wins Recall Election But Appears To Have Lost State Senate Republican Governor Scott Walker held onto his office, but appears to have lost the State Senate, after Wisconsin Recall Elections. Walker won his own race over Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, 53%-46%, despite Union Voters’ backing Walker’s recall, 75%-to-25%. If more»

Social Security Proposals Spell Hardship For Older Workers

Published on Monday, June 4, 2012 in Union Retirees
A new study from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) finds that hardships for Older Workers due to proposed Social Security Cuts would be significant - and that the “just work longer to make up the difference” argument doesn’t hold up. Yes, the idea of raising the Retirement Age is on the table again, as it was 30 years ago, when Reagan-Era more»

Obama Ad Seeks To Gain The Support Of Seniors

Published on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 in Union Retirees
Alan Simpson Unleashes Outrageous Attack On California Alliance Seniors When former U.S.Senator Alan Simpson (Republican-Wyoming), who serves as Co-Chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, ran into California Alliance (CARA) Seniors back in March, they let him know that they do not support his ideas for addressing the National more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Alliance Members In Northeast Round Out 2012 Regional Meetings & Part Of The Ryan Plan Gets A Bad Review From Its Own Creator

Published on Monday, May 21, 2012 in Union Retirees
Alliance Members In Northeast Round Out The 2012 Regional Meetings More than 150Alliancefor Retired Americans Members from Northeastern States gathered last week inPhiladelphiafor workshops and presentations to help educate and mobilize Retirees for the 2012 Elections.Retiree Activists participated in Training Sessions to learn the latest developments on: more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Retirees Would Pay An Extra $20,000 If Supreme Court Overturns Health Reform & Voters Go To The Polls In Four States, Including Wisconsin & Indiana

Published on Monday, May 14, 2012 in Union Retirees
Retirees Would Pay An Extra $20,000 If Supreme Court Overturns Health Reform Retirees may pay about $20,000 more for Medical Care if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the 2010 Health Care overhaul, according to a report from Fidelity Investments. Passage of the Health Law saved money for Seniors, who among other benefits gained additional coverage for more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: The Erie-Niagara Alliance For Retired Americans Holds their Annual Spring Luncheon Meeting This Friday - May 18th – Which Features Keynote Speaker – Alliance Executive Director Edward Coyle

Published on Monday, May 7, 2012 in Union Retirees
The Erie-Niagara County Alliance For Retired Americans Holds Their Annual Spring Luncheon Meeting On Friday, Featuring Keynote Speaker – Alliance Executive Director Edward Coyle The Erie-Niagara County Alliance For Retired Americans will hold their Annual Spring Luncheon Meeting - featuring keynote speaker Edward Coyle, who serves as Executive Director more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Columbia Journalism Review Report Says Media Coverage Skews Social Security Debate & New Social Security, Medicare Projections No Excuse For Radical Changes

Published on Sunday, April 29, 2012 in Union Retirees
Columbia Journalism Review Report: Media Coverage Skews Social Security Debate A new report from the noted Columbia Journalism Review concludes that on Social Security, “much of the press has reported only one side of this story using ‘facts’ that are misleading or flat-out wrong, while ignoring others.” The study was particularly critical of more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Buffett Rule, CEO PayWatch Website Addresses Economic Unfairness & Kaiser Report Focuses On Economic And Health Security Of Seniors

Published on Sunday, April 22, 2012 in Union Retirees
Buffett Rule, CEO PayWatch Website Addresses Economic Unfairness The Buffett Rule - the Democratic-authored effort to impose a Minimum Tax on Millionaires - failed on a largely partisan Senate vote early last week. The 51-to-45 procedural vote fell short by nine votes, since 60 are needed to cut off debate. One Republican, Maine's Susan Collins, added more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Alliance Members Work To Save America’s Postal Service And The Wall Street Journal Gives Lay of the Land On Senior Vote In 2012

Published on Monday, April 16, 2012 in Union Retirees
Alliance Members Work To Save America’s Postal Service Alliance Members turned out last week to support the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), which had put together events across the Country in order to save America's Postal Service. NALC held the demonstrations outside of Senate Offices in order to put pressure on each Senator to oppose more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Single Retirees Often Face Extra Challenges & Parts Of Wisconsin's Controversial Anti-Collective Bargaining Law Are Struck Down

Published on Sunday, April 8, 2012 in Union Retirees
Single Retirees Often Face Extra Challenges The Wall Street Journal blogged recently about the financial difficulties that many Single Retirees face late in life at http://on.wsj.com/wCUW0s. Rising numbers of Older Adults are finding themselves single - almost half (43%) of Americans who are 65 or older, according to a 2011 U.S. Census Bureau Report. In more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Alliance’s 2011 Voting Record: A Breakdown Of The Findings & House Passes Ryan Budget/Alternatives Rejected

Published on Sunday, April 1, 2012 in Union Retirees
Alliance’s 2011 Voting Record: A Breakdown Of The Findings To mark the two-year anniversary of Health Care Reform, the Alliance For Retired Americans last week released its 2011 Voting Record. Every year, the report details the votes of each U.S. Senator and Representative on key issues affecting current and future Retirees, and the latest version is more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Alliance Draws Attention To Benefits For Seniors On Affordable Care Act Anniversary & Obama, Romney Differ On Plan To Cut Medicare, Medicaid

Published on Thursday, March 29, 2012 in Union Retirees
Alliance Draws Attention To Benefits For Seniors On Affordable Care Act Anniversary The Alliance For Retired Americans marked the two-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by holding 26 Community Events around the Country, spotlighting new Medicare Benefits and educating Seniors on where Elected Officials and candidates stand on Health more»

Affordable Care Act Has Helped Millions And Saved Billions

Published on Friday, March 23, 2012 in Union Retirees
Two years ago, President Obama signed a Comprehensive Health Care Reform Package that is lowering costs, expanding access and contributing to deficit reduction. Although the Affordable Care Act is not perfect and Working Family Advocates are working hard to make sure it is implemented fairly, it’s a milestone on the path to guaranteed high-quality Health more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Health Care Reform Marks Its Two-Year Anniversary This Week And The Washington Post Finds Conservative Seniors Group 60 Plus Less Than Honest

Published on Monday, March 19, 2012 in Union Retirees
Health Care Reform Marks Its Two-Year Anniversary This Week Friday, March 23rd marks two years since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law and made Health Care Reform a reality. The Alliance for Retired Americans is planning almost 30 events across the Country to commemorate the anniversary - and the benefits for Seniors that come more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Affordable Senior Health Insurance To Supplement Medicare & The White House Details How Health Care Reform Helps Every State

Published on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 in Union Retirees
Affordable Senior Health Insurance To Supplement Medicare Affordable insurance supplemental to Medicare is available through the Retiree Health Plan endorsed by the Alliance For Retired Americans for Union Retirees. The Open Enrollment period is currently in effect through April 30th, 2012. During this period, these Medicare-Eligible Retirees and their more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Citing Polarization, U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe Announces Her Retirement & Mitt Romney Wins GOP Primaries With A Big Assist From The Wealthy

Published on Sunday, March 4, 2012 in Union Retirees
Citing Polarization, U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe Announces Her Retirement U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe (Republican-Maine) announced last week that she will not seek re-election and will instead retire after more than 30 years in Congress. The announcement came as a surprise to many, especially since she was heavily favored to win re-election. She more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: New Rule Would Provide Home Health Workers With Minimum Wage & GOP Senators Want Seniors To Move To Private Insurance Faster

Published on Sunday, February 26, 2012 in Union Retirees
New Rule Would Provide Home Health Workers With Minimum Wage The Alliance For Retired Americans’ friends at American Rights at Work remind us that even in 2012, millions of Workers are without Minimum Wage Protections. More shocking is that 2.5 million of these unprotected Workers are those who provide critical care to Seniors and the disabled in their more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Alliance Executive Director Edward Coyle Concerned About Proposed Means-Testing For Medicare & Payroll Tax Cut Bill Affects Medicare Reimbursements And Unemployment Benefits

Published on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 in Union Retirees
Alliance For Retired Americans Executive Director Edward Coyle Concerned About Proposed Means-Testing For Medicare President Obama released his Fiscal Year 2013 Budget last week. While his Administration does not propose changes to Social Security, there are several Medicare Proposals which could cause beneficiaries to pay increased out-of-pocket expenses more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Doctors And Seniors Can’t Afford Medicare Payment Cuts, Medicare Expected To Be A Major Issue In Congressional Races & Social Security Presents Obama With Opportunity To Win Hispanic Vote

Published on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 in Union Retirees
Doctors And Seniors Can’t Afford Medicare Payment Cuts Policymakers in Washington are still polarized over the Payroll Tax Cut Debate and this deadlock has trickled down into a heated debate over proposed Medicare Cuts. I f an agreement is not reached by the end of February, Doctors will receive a 27% reduction in Medicare Payments. There is not much more»

Via The Huffington Post: Alliance For Retired Americans President Barbara Easterling Says GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney Earns More By 6 A.M. Than Many Seniors Do In An Entire Year

Published on Saturday, February 11, 2012 in Union Retirees
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Barbara J. Easterling, who presently serves as President of the Alliance for Retired Americans, is the former secretary-treasurer of the Communications Workers of America (CWA). Ms. Easterling recently authored this short Op-Ed Observation for The Huffington Post. For more information on the Alliance For Retired more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: White House Joins With Alliance for Retired Americans to Host Twitter Q&A Tonight (Monday, February 6th) On Senior Issues & Romney Wins Florida Republican Primary – After A Few Fibs

Published on Monday, February 6, 2012 in Union Retirees
White House Joins With Alliance for Retired Americans to Host Twitter Q&A Tonight (Monday, February 6th) On Senior Issues Do you want to know more about the Affordable Care Act and dispel the myths about it? Want to ask Administration Officials about strengthening Social Security and Medicare for you, your kids and grandkids? Have other questions more»

New Report Issued By The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Finds Affordable Care Act Has Saved Seniors $2.1 Billion In Drug Costs

Published on Friday, February 3, 2012 in Union Retirees
The Affordable Care Act has saved nearly 3.6 million people enrolled in Medicare $2.1 billion on their Prescription Drugs in 2011, according to a new report made public by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the Health Care Reform Law signed by President Obama in 2010 “is already saving money for more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: President Obama & Indiana Governor Daniels Offer Different Views On The ‘State Of The Union’ And House Speaker Boehner & Republican Presidential Candidates Still Aim To Privatize Medicare

Published on Monday, January 30, 2012 in Union Retirees
President Obama & Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels Offer Different Views On The Current ‘State Of The Union’ President Obama delivered his State of the Union address last week and the Alliance for Retired Americans issued a press release contrasting his ideas with the Republican response offered by Republican Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels. “While more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Wisconsin Governor Recall Effort Advances/Retirees Help Get A Million Signatures & Americans Are Raiding Savings To Make Ends Meet, Putting Retirement At Risk

Published on Monday, January 23, 2012 in Union Retirees
Wisconsin Governor Recall Effort Advances/Retirees Help Get A Million Signature A million signatures were turned in last week to begin the formal process of forcing a Recall Election for Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. The petitions delivered to the Government Accountability Board arrived on a truck and weighed more than 3,000 pounds. more»

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