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Meet with Congress: Build Back Better for Seniors!

  Last week, Senate Democrats moved in unity to pass a budget resolution, the first step to advancing President Biden’s $3.5 trillion Build Back Better plan. Now we're calling on you to join us in encouraging your member of congress to keep the momentum. The budget ... Read more

White House Virtual Roundtable on Caregiving

The White House hosted a digital roundtable on 8/12/21 & invited care workers & caregivers to share their stories about caring for their loved ones during the pandemic, & what kinds of supports would help them most. [embed] Read more

Call to Action! Make phone calls from home to win Stronger Medicare!

Just yesterday, Senate leadership announced a budget resolution that would significantly advance access to healthcare for older adults. The resolution would expand Medicare to cover dental, vision, and hearing benefits, providing a big help to seniors who currently pay out o... Read more

Retirees Welcome Senate Budget Resolution

  Medicare Drug Price Negotiation and New Benefits Means a More Secure Retirement for All Americans Statement by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans regarding the Budget Resolution released today: “The Senate budget resolution... Read more

Care Can’t Wait!

  “Caregivers need help”, said Roger Kennedy, of Springfield, “and if I could change anything about the system, it would be to provide an advocate to help caregivers navigate through”. Roger is the main caregiver for his wife, who is currently battling recurrent s... Read more

Retirees Win Key Provisions in American Rescue Plan

In February, as the country reeled from the devastation brought on by the COVID 19 crisis, retiree leaders organized by IARA met with 7 members of the Illinois congressional delegation to urge them to include provisions important to seniors as part of the recovery bill. We are gr... Read more

Poll: Seniors Would Cross Party Lines to Vote for Candidates Who Support Medicare Drug Price Negotiation

  With 1 in 4 seniors reporting skipping a dose or not taking their prescription drugs as prescribed due to cost, it is no wonder that survey results published on August 2nd show that  87% of voters age 65 and older, across the political spectrum, support empowering Me... Read more

Lower Drug Prices Now, Pass HR 3!

  IARA continues to work with our champions in Congress and our partners across the country to enact HR3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act.  HR3 requires that the Secretary of Health and Human Services negotiate on up to 250 of the most expensive drugs, in... Read more

A Word from our New Executive Director

Friends and retiree leaders, This year, our friend Jeanne Cameron moved on from being IARA Executive Director to take on a new post in the movement as a part of the AFSCME Council 31 team. Having served as an organizer with the IARA since 2017, I am honored to have the opport... Read more