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2012-12-13 16:24:04

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representing 400,000 senior citizen supporters across America, 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...

2012-04-03 06:25:58

RetireSafe Disappointed In FTC Ruling; Encourages States To File Suit WASHINGTON, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- RetireSafe, a 400,000-supporter strong grassroots organization that advocates and educates on behalf of America's seniors on issues regarding Social Security, Medicare, health and financial well-being, today expressed strong disappointment in the Federal Trade Commission's decision to allow the merger between Express Scripts, Inc. (ESI) and Medco Health Solutions to...

2012-02-28 15:15:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, on behalf of its 400,000 senior citizen supporters nationwide, RetireSafe again called on the United States House of Representatives to move H.R. 452, the "Medicare Decisions Accountability Act," authored by Congressman Phil Roe, MD and cosponsored by 226 Members of the House, forward to passage as quickly as possible to fully repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board or "IPAB." RetireSafe President Thair Phillips urged the House...

2011-07-08 15:35:00

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, RetireSafe President Thair Phillips called proposed efforts to establish a "chained" consumer price index (CPI) as the standard used to determine annual Social Security cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs), "an unfair tax on older Americans." "With President Obama and a number of the Congressional Leaders apparently poised to again attack Social Security and Medicare benefits in order to gain a debt deal, it's time for seniors to...

2010-11-17 14:21:00

BALTIMORE, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- RetireSafe, a 400,000-supporter strong national advocacy group for older Americans, today urged the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) to support the full reimbursement of costs related to the important new Provenge treatment procedure for prostate cancer patients. RetireSafe President Thair Phillips urged the Committee to "consider not only the many Americans suffering from prostate cancer, and their...

2010-09-10 07:43:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today RetireSafe President Thair Phillips announced, on behalf of the organization's more than 400,000 senior-citizen supporters nationwide, that the group had filed an Amicus Curiae Brief in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in support of efforts to stop the severe new restrictions on the expansion of physician-owned hospitals which are included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. "The Brief...

2010-08-24 13:34:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, RetireSafe President Thair Phillips, representing 400,000 older Americans, slammed the car companies' latest effort to enhance their monopoly over repair parts and car repairs. "There is a certain irony that after a year-long parade of car company recalls, a number of car companies are attacking aftermarket repair parts in an effort to push their own, usually much more expensive repair parts," Phillips said. "In the toughest economy...

2010-07-09 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- RetireSafe President Thair Phillips, speaking on behalf of more than 400,000 senior-citizen supporters across America, today protested President Obama's recess appointment of Dr. Donald Berwick as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services. Phillips noted, "The appointment of Dr. Berwick, a man who is already being called 'Rationer-in-Chief' because of his love affair with the...

2010-05-17 09:15:00

WASHINGTON, May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today RetireSafe, representing 400,000 senior-citizen supporters across America, praised U.S. Representatives John "Jimmy" Duncan, Jr. (TN-2), Daniel Lipinski (IL-3), Marcia Fudge (OH-11), Michael Arcuri (NY-24), and Gregg Harper (MS-3) for introducing H.R. 5305, the CPI for Seniors Act. H.R. 5305 would establish a new Consumer Price Index for Seniors (CPI-S) so that annual Social Security Cost-of-Living-Adjustments (COLAs) can be fairly...

2010-03-22 11:29:00

WASHINGTON, March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today RetireSafe, representing 400,000 senior citizen supporters across America, called on the United States House Judiciary Committee to take swift action to pass H.R. 3059, the "Access to Repair Parts Act" sponsored by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and several of her House colleagues. "This important legislation would provide great benefit to older Americans," said RetireSafe President Thair Phillips. "We urge the House Judiciary...