Medicare made simple: Retirees have more options

Medicare is a complicated topic that is often pushed off until a person reaches a certain age or is contemplating retirement. There are multiple plans to choose from and companies craft various packages that seem to offer varying coverage, but have very vague definitions.

Humana Associate Vice President of Group Medicare Eric St. Pierre joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the solutions available to retirees, explaining how they invest in their clients and what Humana can do for retirees. Continue reading

Groups seek to expand Medicare eligibility, choices and funding

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

NCPSSM highlights unfair drug prices and how to control them

Social security and Medicare is constantly under attack by politicians and special interest groups, who would like to see the funding go elsewhere.

National Committee to Protect Social Security and Medicare President and CEO Max Richtman explained to listeners the current attacks on social security and Medicare and how drug prices are being affected on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Butch Lewis Act gains traction under new Democratic Congressional majority

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

Grandson of FDR says social security is in trouble under Trump

Since its inception in 1935, Social Security has been under attack.

The attacks have never been this bold however, as the current administration is actively taking measures to cut funding to the insurance program.

James Roosevelt Jr., the grandson of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Vice-Chair for Advisory Board for the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM)  joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss his grandfather’s legacy and the future of Social Security. Continue reading

American Legion Magazine Writer Discusses Neglect in VA Assisted Living Homes on America’s Work Force Radio

Blogger from American Legion MagazineMark Seavey, discussed neglect in VA assisted living homes on the Nov. 16 edition of America’s Work Force Radio.

American Legion Magazine Mark SeaveySeavey 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.

Alliance for Retired Americans ARA Rich FiestaNorm 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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