December 01, 2022
Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans Media Mentions Dec 1
Arizona set for legal battles after county refuses to certify midterm results
The Guardian, November 30, 2022
On Monday, the Arizona Alliance filed a lawsuit, along with an Arizona voter, against the Cochise County Board of Supervisors for refusing to certify the 2022 midterm election results. The lawsuit seeks a court order that would compel them to approve the results.
Other stories about the Arizona Alliance:
Counties in Arizona, Pennsylvania fail to certify election results by legal deadlines (NPR, Nov. 28)
After refusing to certify its election, Cochise County faces lawsuits to force it to do so (The Arizona Mirror, Nov. 28)
A curious litigation strategy in the Cochise County certification dispute (Election Law Blog, Nov. 29)
Judge tosses Hamadeh’s legal bid to be declared winner in AG race (Arizona Capitol Times, Nov. 29)
Here are all of the challenges to Arizona’s 2022 election so far (Arizona Republic, Nov. 29)
An Arizona County’s Refusal to Certify Election Results Could Cost GOP a House Seat (Detroit News, Nov. 30)
What to watch as Arizona moves to certify 2022 election amid GOP pushback(The Hill, Nov. 30)
Cochise County, after disregarding state elections law, may go to court without attorney (Arizona Republic, Dec. 1)
Other Alliance Mentions
Duckworth calls community care a necessity, not a luxury
Effingham Daily News, November 29, 2022
The Illinois Alliance participated in a virtual roundtable discussing the need for federal support to build care infrastructure for seniors and communities.
PhRMA, once invincible in Washington, has lost its edge
STAT, November 29, 2022
PhRMA’s failure to stop Medicare drug price negotiation and other significant losses have degraded the lobbying firm’s prowess on Capitol Hill.
Alzheimer’s drug shows promise but needs more study for safety, researchers say
Washington Post, November 30, 2022
New research shows that an experimental Alzheimer’s drug, lecanemab, moderately alleviates the effects of the disease but also warrants further study because of adverse events associated with the drug.
GOP’s Thune Sees Debt-Ceiling Hike as Vehicle for Budget Cuts
Bloomberg, November 29, 2022
Senator John Thune is the latest Republican lawmaker to express support for using the debt-ceiling to threaten economic default and force Social Security and Medicare cuts next year. Sen. Thune’s comments were also featured in an article on Truthout.
Social Security Warns Public of Declining Service if Congress Doesn’t Increase Funding
Government Executive, November 28, 2022
Social Security Deputy Commissioner for Communications Jeff Nesbit cautioned that the Social Security Administration needs more funding for next year from Congress in order to maintain service for beneficiaries.
Hidden audits reveal millions in overcharges by Medicare Advantage plans
Fred Schulte and Holly Hacker
NPR, November 21, 2022
Recent government audits yielded evidence that Medicare Advantage plans have overcharged Medicare for years.
Older adults face Medicare hurdles for substance use treatment
Roll Call, November 30, 2022
Researchers have found that Medicare beneficiaries who have substance abuse disorders struggle to access treatment due to gaps in coverage.
Long Term Care
How Hospice Became a For-Profit Hustle
The New Yorker, November 28, 2022
As private equity firms tighten their hold on Hospice care, the industry has transformed from one that emphasized patient care to one that pushes profits.
Here’s how those looking to ‘age in place’ can fund home health-care services
CNBC, November 28, 2022
The majority of Americans want to age at home, but most don’t have access to long-term care insurance or other methods that would help them pay for it.
Covid becomes plague of elderly, reviving debate over ‘acceptable loss’
Ariana Eunjung Cha and Dan Keating
Washington Post, November 30, 2022
Americans aged 65 years and older now account for the majority of COVID-19 deaths, constituting nearly nine out of ten deaths related to the disease.
How to Know if You Have a Genetic Risk for Alzheimer’s
Dana G. Smith
New York Times, November 23, 2022
This article discusses the tests that are available to determine genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease and recommendations for lowering your risk