Millions of American seniors utilize Medicare every year for doctors visits, prescriptions and more. Many groups are defending Medicare as politicians work to strip funding and make senior healthcare more private.
When Kristine Grow of the Coalition for Medicare Choices appeared on AWF Union Podcast, she detailed the current options offered to those eligible for Medicare through age or disability, and what is being done in Washington D.C. to protect American seniors. Continue reading →
Retired Americans are constantly under attack from politicians. New ideas are constantly thrown around to cut or eliminate social security and Medicare, while pensions also come under attack.
Standing up for the retired is Rich Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans. Fiesta joined AWF Union Podcast to discuss new legislation targeted at social security and Medicare and the Butch Lewis Act. Continue reading →
Seavey said neglect is occurring in VA homes all across the country, as many VA assisted living homes are receiving failing grades by the VA’s own ranking system for various reasons including, nurses sleeping on the job, providing less assistance than required and not repairing what he called atrocious living conditions. Seavey spoke about a rehabilitation program called Merging Vets and Players (MVP), where athletes help veterans cope with PTSD through various forms of workouts and talking about their problems.
Norm Wernet, Ohio President of the Alliance for Retired Americans, spoke about midterm election results. He believed the outcome had the potential to affect social security and pension plans. Wernet talked about Medicare expansion and the need to strengthen social security benefits to ensure people can retire comfortably and with dignity.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed how gerrymandered legislative districts in Ohio affect elections. He also talked about rank choice voting and the benefits that come with it.
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