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Census Report Highlights Older Households’ Sources of Income

While Social Security makes up the largest share of most older adults’ incomes, other sources also provide earnings to people 65 and older. A new report from the United States Census Bureau analyzed older households’ sources of income, the amounts, and how much each sourc... Read more

Researcher: Medicare Advantage Plans Costing Billions More Than They Should

[caption id="attachment_1303" align="alignnone" width="300"] Piggy bank and stethoscope illustrating medical insurance[/caption] (THE IMAGE BANK / GETTY IMAGES) From KHN By Fred Schulte  NOVEMBER 11, 2021 Switching seniors to Medicare Advantage plans has cost taxpayers... Read more

As Drug Prices Keep Rising, State Lawmakers Propose Tough New Bills to Curb Them

The WA State Alliance for Retired Americans supports Senator Karen Keiser's bill: Substitute - SSB 5020 is in the Senate Ways and Means Committee now. This article is from BenefitsPro By Harris Meyer, Kaiser Health News | February 15, 2021 “If we waited for Cong... Read more

Seniors stand ready to support pro-worker legislation in 2021

Lessons learned from 2020: We need access to affordable health care, reliable internet access, and our pensions protected. Read more

WSARA 2020 Year in Review

The WA State Alliance for Retired Americans wishes you and your family a safe and enjoyable holiday season! No Monday Alert Retiree News will be published on December 28th but we will resume on January 4, 2021! Here is a brief report of activities the Washington State Alli... Read more

2019 WSARA Senior Champion Awards Luncheon

It’s been a busy year for WSARA but we are still hosting our 2019 Senior Champion Awards Luncheon. As we did last year, we are seeking recommendations from affiliates and WSARA members on nominations for these honors. Our 2019 Senior Champion Award recognizes an elected offi... Read more

Celebrate the Older Americans Act on July 14th

Most Americans are familiar with the two main pieces of legislation that have been the cornerstone of retirement security for more than half a century -Medicare and Social Security. But the Older Americans Act (OAA) that was signed into law by President Lynden Johnson on July... Read more

WSARA Summer Celebration Forum

Current and future retirees are invited to our Summer Celebration Forum  for the Anniversaries of Medicare and Social Security. It will be held on Wednesday, August 14th, 10 am to 3 pm, at the Laborer's Local 242 Union Hall located 22323 Pacific Highway South, Des Moines, WA... Read more

2018 WSARA Senior Champion Awards Luncheon and Legislative Conference

As part of efforts to expand our activities this year, WSARA is hosting our 2018 Senior Champion Awards Luncheon fundraiser combined with our first Biennial Senior Legislative Conference that afternoon. We will begin our program by honoring this year’s Award winners: Elect... Read more