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Endorsements in New York State ARA and the NYS AFL-CIO Make Endorsements

The Alliance for Retired Americans has endorsed the following people for Congress in the upcoming 2022 Midterm elections. For Senate: Chuck Schumer (D) * For Congress: Congressional District #6 - Grace Meng (D) * Congressional District #7 - Nydia Velazquez (D... Read more

Senate Democrats Working to Pass Legislation to Lower Drug Prices in July

The Washington Post and other media outlets reported Thursday that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) and Senator Joe Manchin (WV) have been negotiating a plan to lower drug prices, including requiring Medicare to negotiate lower prices dire... Read more

Medicare Pilot Program ACO REACH What it REALLY Is

NYSARA President Barry Kaufmann, in response to concerns raised by NYSARA members and to untrue statements by organizations having motives other than to protect Medicare recipients, asked the ARA staff and leadership to address the Global and Professional Direct Contracting Mode... Read more

5 Reasons to Avoid An Online Will

People are often drawn to the ease of creating an online Will as opposed to seeking the guidance of an experienced elder law or estate planning attorney. Before you go down this rate yourself, read on for five reasons to avoid having your Will created online. 1. Proper E... Read more

NYSARA Virtual Town Hall on Winter Wellness for Seniors Presents Valuable Information

Franklin County Director of Public Health Katie Strack was special guest of NYSARA for a virtual Town Hall Meeting focused on Winter Wellness for Seniors on Wed. Jan. 12. Not surprisingly, questions about the Coronavirus surge and the challenges of dealing with the Omicr... Read more

Hochul’s State of the State Address Outlines Legislative Agenda Starting with Strengthening Health Care System

New York Governor Kathy Hochul delivered her first State of the State Address outlining nine key components of her agenda for strengthening New York.  Investing and growing New York’s Health Care infrastructure and economy top the list. Other priorities include improving p... Read more

NYSARA Statewide Zoom Town Hall on Senior Wellness 2022

Featuring Katie Strack MS RN Franklin County Director of Public Health Registration Required at RSVP site.  You will then receive an e mail confirmation with a personalized link to the zoom town hall. BE SURE TO SAVE THIS E MAIL WHERE YOU CAN ACCESS IT ON THE DAY OF THE EV... Read more

Sign on to the Petition to Eliminate the GPO and WEP Provisions of Social Security

  The Government Pension Offset (GPO) and Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) penalize people who have dedicated their lives to public service, including many teachers, firefighters, and police officers, by taking away benefits they, or their spouses, have EARNED. C... Read more

The Build Back Better Framework Will Deliver for New York

President Biden’s Build Back Better framework will bring down costs that have held back families in New York for decades by cutting taxes and making child care, home care, education, health care, and housing more affordable. These investments will provide ne... Read more