December 30, 2021: This year IARA held our Biennial Convention virtually, electing our board of directors, & featuring movement leaders on the challenges & opportunities for the labor movement & retirees. Speakers included Illinois AFL-CIOâ€™s political dir...Read more >
December 27, 2021:
We are proud to have honored Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch with the 2021 Jerry Prete Award at this year's IARA 2021 Senior Power Celebration for his accomplished leadership and steadfast commitment to seniors, workers, and a bold progressiv...Read more >
September 17, 2021: Republican legislators in more than half of U.S. states, spurred on by voters angry about lockdowns and mask mandates, are taking away the powers state and local officials use to protect the public against infectious diseases.
People celebrate...Read more >
August 31, 2021:
Spurred by decades of complaints about the high cost of hearing aids, Congress passed a law in 2017 to allow over-the-counter sales, with hopes it would boost competition and lower prices.
Four years later, federal regulators have yet to issue...Read more >
August 10, 2021:
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:
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August 05, 2021: 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...Read more >
August 05, 2021: 8/1/2021
Fellow IARA retiree leaders,
I hope youâ€™re in good health & enjoying the summer. As the widespread distribution of vaccinations enables us to carefully emerge from the isolation of the pandemic, we do so in the midst of a new pol...Read more >
July 01, 2021:
Six months ago, Cindy Sanders, 68, bought a computer so she could learn how to email and have Zoom chats with her great-grandchildren.
Itâ€™s still sitting in a box, unopened.
â€śI didnâ€™t know how to set it up or how to get help,â€ť said ...Read more >
May 24, 2021: Early on in the pandemic, the federal government expanded telehealth services covered under traditional Medicare on a temporary, emergency basis. Before, only patients who lived in rural areas could access telehealth options from certain providers an...Read more >
May 24, 2021: According to a study released on May 18 by the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee, the pharmaceutical corporation AbbVie has raised prices 470% in the United States for its widely used drugs Humira and Imbruvica over the past two decades. The ...Read more >