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  • Retirees October 17, 2017

    2018 Social Security COLA will be 2.0%; Not Enough to Offset Medicare Part B Premiums

    The Social Security Administration announced Friday that next year’s Social Security cost of living adjustment (COLA) will be 2.0%. That means an increase of $25 per month for the average beneficiary. According to the nonpartisan Kaiser Foundation, however, this will not be enough to offset the rise in Medicare Part B premium costs for 2018.

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  • Retirees October 5, 2017

    U.S. House Votes to Slash $1.5 Trillion from Medicare and Medicaid

    Medicare Eligibility Age Would Rise from 65 to 67 The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding today’s vote on the House’s fiscal 2018 budget resolution. “Today the House of Representatives said to retirees, ‘You are not our priority.’ “The wealthiest 1% are the big winners

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  • Retirees October 5, 2017

    Retirees Stand with Those Targeted in Las Vegas

    Senseless Violence Threatens the American Way of Life, Affects us All Robert Roach, Jr., President of the Alliance for Retired Americans, released the following statement regarding the terrorism in Las Vegas last weekend: “The members of the Alliance for Retired Americans stand with all of the community members who were hurt and killed by the

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  • Retirees October 4, 2017

    Senate Budget Shows Contempt for Older Americans

    Medicare and Medicaid Cuts Threaten Millions The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding the recent unveiling of the Senate budget blueprint. “A budget is a statement of values and priorities. And with the 2018 budget resolution released on September 29, Senate Republicans are showing deep

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  • Retirees September 27, 2017

    Tax Cuts Aim to Help Those Making at least $400,000 Annually, Corporations

    Trump Plan Paves the Way for Medicare, Medicaid Cuts The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, on the so-called tax reform plan outlined by President Trump today. “Older Americans will not be fooled by this attempt to provide a massive tax cut for large corporations and

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