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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

Iowa ARA VP Kay Pence – Pandemic Exposes Need for Lower Drug Prices & Reigning in Big Pharma

  Finally, some good health care news. The American Society of Clinical Oncology recently reported that there were fewer cancer deaths in states that expanded health care through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). They compared cancer deaths in 2011-13, before the ACA went in... Read more

Senator Joni Ernst’s Anti-Retiree Voting Record

  Shame on Senator Joni Ernst who earned a 20% score on retiree issues for 2019. We will remember this.   The Alliance for Retired Americans’ annual voting record scores every U.S. Representative and Senator on issues affecting current and future retiree... Read more

Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans Seeks Investigation of Jaguar Health’s Price Gouging on Drug Used to Treat HIV Symptoms

  Honorable Iowa Attorney General Tim Miller Office of the Attorney General of Iowa Hoover State Office Building 1305 E. Walnut Street Des Moines IA 50319 May 14th. 2020 Dear Attorney General Miller, There has been increased attention to pharmaceutical indu... Read more

Jerry Hageman – Ernst Still Has a Ways to Go – Letter To The Editor

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, a retired military colonel, serving her first term, has come a long way from Red Oak since 1970. I also applaud her service as county auditor and state senator and am sure she has all Iowans' interests at heart. I live and work in Waterloo as a Navy Vietnam... Read more

Naomi McCormick – Profits Cannot Take Priority Over People – Letter to The Editor

I live in Black Hawk County and I’m scared. We have more reported COVID-19 cases than any other Iowa county. Ninety percent of the cases have been attributed or related to the Tyson plant. Without significant changes, the meatpacking industry is a major danger to public health... Read more

Iowa ARA VP, Kay Pence – Meat processing: Essential Workers should not be treated as disposable widgets – Letter to the Editor

Last week The NSP reported “the unthinkable: Mass killing of perfectly healthy livestock on a scale never seen in the country.” I was glad to see workers finally mentioned on page 4. I was beginning to fear disposal of euthanized hogs was the only concern. Slaughterhouse w... Read more