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Southern tier NYSARA activists speak truth to power at a rally in front of Representative Reed’s Corning office

On Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in front of Congressman Reed's Corning office a group of activists including many NYSARA members rallied against the repeal of the ACA, diminishing of Medicare, block granting of Medicaid and diminishment of Social Security.  This rally followed... Read more

ACA Day of Action

ACA Day of Action – Saturday, February 25th is the National Day of Action to oppose the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. As you may know, Sen. Bernie Sanders has asked Americans to organize actions in every congressional district, and he has asked the Alliance members to a... Read more

Joint NYC Chapter of NYSARA and Council of Municipal Retiree Organizations (COMRO) Meeting February 15th

On Wednesday February 15th the first ever joint meeting of the NYC Chapter of NYSARA and Council of Municipal Retiree Organizations (COMRO) was held at UFT headquarters.  The major topic of discussion was the status of the federal deliberations on the Affordable Care Act, the pr... Read more

Productive Meeting Held with Representative Peter King

On Friday February 10, 2017 NYSARA President Barry Kaufmann and Long Island Chapter of NYSARA President Stanley Bergman met with Congressman Peter King. (R/CD #2) NYSARA's positions on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, Block granting or annualizing of Medicaid, voucherizing ... Read more

Social Security and Medicare Facts and Figures 2017

To see the current year (2017) facts and figures on Social Security and Medicare please click here.... Read more

NYSARA President speaks at the Renew the American Promise (RAP)/Health Care for America Now (HCAN) Meeting

On Friday February 3rd NYSARA President Barry A. Kaufmann spoke at the annual NYS RAP/HCAN meeting in Albany. With over 100 activists in attendance the timelines and details of the consideration of issues such as the affordable care act, Medicare, Medicaid, Safety net programs su... Read more

Restore America’s Promise (RAP) Conference February 3, 2017

NYSARA is part of the RAP group which includes the Healthcare Action Network (HCAN), Center for Independence of the Disabled in NY, Citizen Action of NY, Fiscal Policy Institute, Hunger Action Network, Metro Health Care for All, NY Statewide Senior Action, 1199 SEIU United He... Read more

NYSARA 2017 Senior Legislative Agenda

1. Pass Safe Patient Staffing Bill in the NYS Senate 2. Work for the Rejection to the NYS Constitutional Convention 3. Retirement Security in NYS 4. Fight to reject amending Section 167-a of the Civil Service law that would freeze the reimbursement of the Medicare Part B... Read more

Rally for healthcare: Long Island Chapter in the house at Westbury

L-R LI Chapter of NYSARA President Stanley Bergman, Bob Suoto and LI Chapter Treasurer Walter Dunn January 15, 2017 Several hundred people attended a rally in Westbury to preserve healthcare, inspired by Senator Bernie Sanders and Minority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer's ca... Read more