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State agency reports dramatic drop in advocacy for older Iowans

  DES MOINES — The state agency tasked with advocating for Iowans in nursing homes dramatically scaled back visits to those facilities last year even before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new state report. The newly released annual report of the Iowa Long-Term... Read more

Miller-Meeks touts Trump’s unproven anti-malarial drug

  This week we celebrated the 55th anniversary of the Older Americans Act (OAA). The OAA funds many social service programs that keep older adults healthy and independent. Important pieces of this legislation include evidence-based health promotion and di... Read more

Iowa, National Republicans Failing Seniors Amid The Pandemic

  On July 14, 1965, the Older Americans Act (OAA) was signed into law. It responded to the need for community services, evidence-based health promotion, disease prevention programs, civic engagement, and elder justice for senior citizens. America’s seniors require a sim... Read more

Iowa Alliance Votes Absentee!

It is so important that we are all safe to vote absentee by mail in the upcoming November 3rd General Election. With the coronavirus, we do not want to encourage people to vote in person since it is so easy to vote by mail! Even if the Republicans voted to make it harder to vote ... Read more

Joni Ernst Confirms Healthcare Opponents to Lifetime Court Vacancies – Endangering Lives

EXCLAIMER: This article was published by the Washington Times which is rated as a QUESTIONABLE SOURCE by Media Bias/Fact Check, meaning it: "exhibits one or more of the following: extreme bias, consistent promotion of propaganda/conspiracies, poor or no sourcing to credible inf... Read more

Voting Absentee by Mail During Coronavirus

I am determined to vote Donald Trump and all of these sycophantic Republicans out of office. I already filled out and sent my absentee ballot request form through the U.S. Postal Service to my county auditor. We can now request absentee ballots in Iowa. I was glad th... Read more

Ernst is Owned by Big Pharma Donors

It is so upsetting to me to know that Big Pharma giants like Gilead are donating to Joni Ernst's reelection bid. She has accepted thousands of dollars from Big Pharma donors this cycle, according to Kaiser Health News. While Ernst votes to give giant pharmaceutical corporation... Read more

The Pandemic is Ruining the Quality of Life for Iowa Seniors – Mike McCarthy, Iowa Alliance President

  As the COVID-19 pandemic rages in America, older Americans face extraordinary risks. In fact, eighty percent of coronavirus deaths in America are people over the age of 65. But despite that fact, Donald Trump and his Republican allies have never ceased their endless war a... Read more

Sue Vogel – ACA Impact on Seniors

  On June 25th, Trump’s Department Of Justice (DOJ) and Republican-led states are submitting their briefs in support of California v. Texas, the lawsuit seeking to strike down the ACA. If President Trump and Republicans have their way, 20 million Americans will lose the... Read more