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RetireSafe Slams Chained COLA as an Insidious Stealth Effort to Cheat Seniors and Cut Benefits! - Tuesday, December 17, 2013

RetireSafe President Thair Phillips today slammed the continued discussion of using a chained CPI and a resulting “chained COLA” for Social Security and military retiree benefits. “It will chain seniors to poverty,” Phillips said. “The chained CPI and the chained COLA cheats older Americans through an insidious process of understating inflation for them, thus making their benefits more inadequate to deal with inflation each year,” he noted.

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RetireSafe Joins 340 B - Thursday, September 26, 2013

Affordable access to the Medicare and Medicaid healthcare is threatened due to the misuse of a government program (labeled 340 B) that was meant as a safety net for the uninsured and indigent but has developed into a revenue source for hospitals.  We have joined the Alliance for Integrity and Reform of 340B (AIR 340B) to support the fight against this misuse of government funds.

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Press Release - Older Americans Applaud H.R. 2154, the CPI for Seniors Act - Thursday, May 30, 2013

May 30, 2013 (Washington, DC) — RetireSafe, a 400,000-supporter strong national advocacy group for older Americans, today applauded H.R. 2154, the “CPI for Seniors Act of 2013.” H.R. 2154 is a bipartisan bill, which has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressmen John “Jimmy” Duncan, Jr. (TN-2), along with Daniel Lipinski (IL-3), Phil Roe (TN-1), and Gregg Harper (MS-3). RetireSafe President Thair Phillips called the bill “a critical measure to give Social Security beneficiaries and military retirees a fair and accurate Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA), based on a correct Consumer Price Index (CPI) that gauges the actual costs faced by seniors.”

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RetireSafe Joins with More than 330 Organizations in Calling On Congress to Preserve Medicare Part D - Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Washington, DC (March 18, 2013) – RetireSafe today joined more than 330 organizations in a letter urging Washington to reject changes to the popular Medicare prescription drug plan.  In the common sense language of RetireSafe’s supporters, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

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RetireSafe Slams Chained COLA as an Insidious Stealth Effort to Cheat Seniors and Cut Benefits! - Monday, December 17, 2012

 RetireSafe President Thair Phillips today slammed the continued discussion of using a chained CPI and a resulting “chained COLA” for Social Security and military retiree benefits. “It will chain seniors to poverty,” Phillips said. “The chained CPI and the chained COLA cheats older Americans through an insidious process of understating inflation for them, thus making their benefits more inadequate to deal with inflation each year,” he noted.

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New proposals rob seniors of their benefits - Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Representing 400,000 senior citizen supporters across America, RetireSafe President Thair Phillips today blasted the newest Washington proposals to reduce debt by “balancing the federal budget on the backs of older Americans.” He called the combined efforts to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits “a full-blown abdication of decades of federal promises to the aged and aging members of our society.”

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