April 20, 2022: Since Obamacare was first passed, Texas Alliance for Retired Americans has urged Texas politicians to take the free federal dollars available to expand Medicaid. At least a million of the most needy Texans would get health coverage, but Texas politic...Read more >
November 05, 2021: In early November, we received great news that the Build Back Better legislation in Congress would include lowering drug prices. Since negotiations first began, our issues have been pulled in by progressives and pushed out by reactionaries several ti...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 >
April 12, 2021: There’s widespread agreement that it’s important to help older adults and people with disabilities remain independent as long as possible. But are we prepared to do what’s necessary, as a nation, to make this possible?
That’s the challenge...Read more >
March 15, 2021:
Joan Phillips, a certified nursing assistant in a Florida nursing home, loved her job but dreaded the danger of going to work in the pandemic. When vaccines became available in December, she jumped at the chance to get one.
Months ...Read more >
March 08, 2021:
For nearly a year, nursing homes and assisted living centers have been mostly closed to visitors. Now, it’s time for them to open back up and relieve residents of crushing isolation, according to a growing chorus of long-term care exp...Read more >
January 17, 2021:
Hi TARA Friends,
We know that the Texas Covid19 Vaccination program has been a frustrating disaster for most people. Governor Greg Abbott needs to hear our voices because we all des...Read more >
November 30, 2020: The Texas Alliance for Retired Americans continues to defend our rights even as a hostile government, malevolent corporate managers, and a raging pandemic try to weaken us. To grow stronger, we'll hold a statewide fund raiser on January 9. We must co...Read more >
April 19, 2020: Vote By Mail -- Apply Now!
Texas voters should be able to safely vote from home. It's been legal for all voters twice so far this year, but the Texas Attorney General has kept pressure on the courts to make it illegal.
Seniors over 65 and ce...Read more >
March 30, 2020: Lt. Governor Dan Patrick shocked viewers on March 23rd when he told Fox News host Tucker Carlson that lots of grandparents would be willing to die from the coronavirus to save their grandchildren from another Great Depression. It sounded like a Co...Read more >