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KHN: Study Finds Benefits When Seniors Call Shots To Help Them

By: Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News a national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. A federally funded project that researchers say has potential to promote aging in place began by asking low-income seniors with disabi... Read more

Granite City Passes Resolution Opposing TPP

On November 17, with leadership from IARA leader Jeff Rains, President of SOAR 11-96, the City Council of Granite City passed a resolution opposing the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal. This agreement contains various provisions that could affect drug prices for seniors. If p... Read more

Illinois Retirees Call on Congress to Stand Up for Seniors, Prevent Giveaway to Drug Companies

On September 23rd, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky joined with IARA members to call on Congress to stand up for consumers, taxpayers and seniors by opposing a special carve-out for drug companies. The pharmaceutical industry has attempted to secure a special exemption from the Inter... Read more

Seniors Continue to Fight for a Fair State Budget

IARA members continue to mobilize across the state to call on Governor Rauner and the Illinois General Assembly to enact a fully funded state budget that protects critical state services for seniors, children, and families. On August 18th, IARA members gathered in Loves Park t... Read more

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Report from President Barbara Franklin

Report from President Barbara Franklin This past year has been one of transition and growth for the Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans. On March 31st, we held our founding convention of IARA’s 501(c)(4). We are excited to make our first endorsements in the upcoming e... Read more

Drug Price Spikes Are Hurting Consumers and Medical Providers, Senators Told

The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on off-patent drug price spikes on December 9, 2015. Americans spent $374 billion on prescription drugs last year. Witnesses provided insight into the causes of these drug price hikes in off-patent drugs and the effects on pati... Read more

End of Life: Medicare Will Cover Discussions

A September 2015 Kaiser study showed that 89% of Americans surveyed support the idea that doctors should have end of life discussions with their patients. Further, 81% also believed that Medicare should cover those discussions. When Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services o... Read more

TPP Text Proves Seniors Are Right to Worry About Higher Prescription Drug Prices

After months of secret negotiations, the Obama Administration released the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal on Thursday. “Now that the final wording has been made public, we know that seniors are right to be worried about the agreement’s effect on pre... Read more