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KHN: Senate Panel Kills Medicare Program That Offers Help On Enrollment, Billing Issues

By: Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News a national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. A program that has helped seniors understand the many intricacies of Medicare as well as save them millions of dollars would be elimi... Read more

Retirees Stand with Those Targeted by Hatred

Attacks on the American Way of Life Affect us All “The members of the Alliance for Retired Americans stand with all of the community members who were hurt and killed by the terrible violence in Orlando this weekend. Our hearts and prayers go out to the deceased, to the injur... Read more

Trump Advisor Reveals True Social Security Plans

Reverses Trump’s Commitment to ‘no cuts’ to Social Security According to The Wall Street Journal, senior Trump policy adviser Donald Clovis reversed Trump’s earlier statements that he would have “no cuts” to Social Security if elected President. Clovis spoke... Read more

Alliance Endorses Rep. Tammy Duckworth for U.S. Senate

Alliance for Retired Americans members proudly endorsed Tammy Duckworth for election to the U.S. Senate from Illinois today at an event at the Workers United Hall in Chicago. The activist organization cited Rep. Duckworth’s strong commitment to improve the quality of life ... 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