August 31, 2021:
Spurred by decades of complaints about the high cost of hearing aids, Congress passed a law in 2017 to allow over-the-counter sales, with hopes it would boost competition and lower prices.
Four years later, federal regulators have yet to issue...Read more >
April 12, 2021: There’s widespread agreement that it’s important to help older adults and people with disabilities remain independent as long as possible. But are we prepared to do what’s necessary, as a nation, to make this possible?
That’s the challenge...Read more >
March 15, 2021:
Joan Phillips, a certified nursing assistant in a Florida nursing home, loved her job but dreaded the danger of going to work in the pandemic. When vaccines became available in December, she jumped at the chance to get one.
Months ...Read more >
March 08, 2021:
For nearly a year, nursing homes and assisted living centers have been mostly closed to visitors. Now, it’s time for them to open back up and relieve residents of crushing isolation, according to a growing chorus of long-term care exp...Read more >
July 13, 2020: DISCLAIMER: 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...Read more >
July 06, 2020:
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 m...Read more >
June 08, 2020:
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 2...Read more >
May 20, 2020:
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 affect...Read more >
May 18, 2020: 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...Read more >
April 26, 2017: Still Contains the Unsavory Parts of the Previous Attempt at “Reform”
The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, in response to media reports on the House Republicans' latest...Read more >