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December 01, 2022

Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans Media Mentions Dec 1

Arizona set for legal battles after county refuses to certify midterm results

Rachel Leingang

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.

Prescription Drugs

PhRMA, once invincible in Washington, has lost its edge

Rachel Cohrs

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

Daniel Gilbert

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.

Social Security

GOP’s Thune Sees Debt-Ceiling Hike as Vehicle for Budget Cuts

Laura Litvan

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

Erich Wagner

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.

Medicare

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

Jessie Hellmann

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

Ava Kofman

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

Deborah Nanson

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

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

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