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2019 Social Security Legislation from the House of Representatives

More than 200 House Democrats on Wednesday reintroduced legislation that would expand Social Security benefits and gradually ramp up how much workers contribute to the social insurance program. The Social Security 2100 Act calls for an across-the-board benefit increase equal... Read more

NYSARA Annual Conference

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Study Finds Public Pensions Power the Economy

Public pension funds contributed a net $137.3 billion to state and local government coffers during 2016, underscoring their power to strengthen the U.S. economy, according to an analysis by the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS). NCPERS outlin... Read more

New insurance guidelines would undermine rules of the Affordable Care Act

Excerpts From the Washington Post Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, issued new guidance to states that would allow weakening of provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The Trump administration is urging states to tear down pillars ... Read more

NYS Alliance for Retired Americans Delegation Attends ARA Convention in Las Vegas

Robert Roach, Jr. and Joseph Peters, Jr. Re-elected as Alliance Leaders The Alliance’s 2018 National Membership Meeting took place in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday through Thursday of last week. On the first day, Robert Roach, Jr., who has been President of the Alliance s... Read more

Long Island Chapter Forum on the Mid Term Elections A Success

Congressman Suozzi (D) CD # 3, and Long Island Chapter of NYSARA members at 10/26 Forum On Friday October 26 the Long Island Chapter on NYSARA ran its fall symposium - Mid term election choices for Congress.  All candidates for Congressional Districts 1-4 (Long Island) we... Read more

Myths and Facts about the NY Health Act: Guaranteed Health Care for ALL New Yorkers

MYTH: The NY Health Act will end Medicare as we know it. FACT: The NY Health Act will greatly improve benefits for Medicare beneficiaries by covering vision, dental, hearing, and long-term care, while lowering cost by getting rid of copays, deductibles, and cost- sharing. Yo... Read more

NYSARA – Long Island Chapter Fall Symposium Mid-Term Election Choices for the United States Congress

This symposium will feature all of the Congressional candidates from Long Island's Congressional Districts 1, 2, 3 and 4. Representative Lee Zeldin (R) and Mr. Perry Gershon (D) in Congressional District # 1, Representative Peter T. King (R) and Ms. Liuba Grechen Shirley (D) ... Read more

NYSARA Endorses Letitia ‘Tish” James for NYS Attorney General and Tom DiNapoli for NYS Comptroller

  At their October 3rd Conference Call Board meeting the NYSARA Board of Directors unanimously endorsed Letitia "Tish" James for NYS Attorney General and Incumbent Thomas DiNapoli for NYS Comptroller. Letitia James is the Public Advocate for the City of New York, the s... Read more