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2016 Presidential Primary

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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

TPP Text Proves Seniors Are Right to Worry About Higher Prescription Drug Prices

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 the agreement’s effect on pre... Read more

PA Alliance Statement on Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports

Current and future retirees can look forward to a secure Social Security and Medicare System West Chester, PA – Wayne Burton, President of the Pennsylvania Alliance for Retired Americans, issued the following statement in response to the Social Security and Medicare Trustees R... Read more

PA Alliance for Retired Americans Urges Veto of Republican Legislature’s Budget

The GOP proposal lacks the critical changes and investments needed to turn around our economy and help seniors stay in their homes Wayne Burton, President of the PA Alliance for Retired Americans, released the following statement regarding the budget proposal passed by the State... Read more

Alliance for Retired Americans Releases Congressional Scorecard for 2014

07A Majority of Pennsylvania Senators and Congressmen receive failing scores on key votes important to the interests of Seniors last year Harrisburg, PA – The Alliance for Retired Americans released its Congressional Voting Record for 2014, scoring all U.S. Senate and House me... 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