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Ken Pease About the Importance of Medicare

[video width="640" height="360" mp4="http://retiredamericans.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/02/Ken-Pease-Video.mp4"][/video] The U.S. Senate confirmed Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) for Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), on Friday despite intense opposition. Price has ... Read more

KHN: Everything You Need to Know About Block Grants – The Heart of GOP’s Medicaid Plans

By: Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News is a national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. President Donald Trump’s administration made explicit this weekend its commitment to an old GOP strategy for managing Medicaid, ... Read more

KHN: Meals On Wheels Wants To Be The ‘Eyes and Ears’ For Hospitals, Doctors

By: Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News is a national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Debbie Case held an insulated bag with two packaged meals — a sandwich wrap and fruit for lunch, a burrito and cauliflower for din... Read more

NYSARA President joins New York City Members of Congress, Patients, Healthcare Providers, Advocacy Groups to Rally against Obamacare Repeal, GOP Medicare and Medicaid Cuts

On a snowy January 7th morning at the Woodhull Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY NYSARA President Barry Kaufmann joined Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (D-7th CD), Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-12th CD), Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-8th CD) and Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-... Read more

NYSARA Activists visit Congressman Collins office about ACA Repeal, Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security Concerns

On Friday January 6, 2017 NYSARA President Barry Kaufmann, Western New York Chapter of NYSARA Treasurer Richard Sweeney and activist Barbara Baer met with Congressman Chris Collins (R-27thCD) Deputy Chief of Staff Michael Kracker. During the over one hour meeting the discussion w... Read more

National Medicare Call-In Day

(866) 828-4162 White House National Call-In Day Monday, January 23rd House Speaker Paul Ryan told Fox News that he would push legislation in early 2017 that would end Medicare’s guaranteed health care benefits. Call your Member of Congress and the White House to tell th... Read more

A Conversation with Congressman Paul Tonko December 20, 2016 Hosted by the Capital District Chapter of NYSARA

On Tuesday December 20, 2016 the Capital District chapter of NYSARA held a "Conversation with Congressman Paul Tonko. It was a pleasure to host Congressman Tonko in Latham as he spoke to more than 75 people about his concerns as this new President -elect chooses his cabinet. ... Read more

NYSARA Executive Director John Costello Reflections on the Momentive Strike and Being “Uncomfortably Numb”

Like many unionists who got the e-mail to join the rally for workers at the Momentive plant in Waterford, NY, we knew it would be worthwhile to join them on the chilly evening of December 13 to show them the support of the New York State Alliance for Retired Americans (NYSARA), o... Read more

MEDICARE AT RISK – The Facts and the Responses

On November 10, 2016, House Speaker Paul Ryan told Fox News that he would push legislation in early 2017 that would end Medicare's guaranteed health care benefits.  For years Ryan has worked to replace Medicare with a voucher or a coupon for seniors to use to purchase their heal... Read more