Report finds newly proposed EPA regulations will disproportionately affect our nation’s seniors
Alexandria, VA – The 60 Plus Association was joined by Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) and energy economist Gene Trisko at the National Press Club today to unveil a new report, Energy Bills Challenge America’s Fixed-Income Seniors, which finds that President Obama’s newly proposed EPA regulations would disproportionately affect seniors. The report revealed that EPA regulations would increase the price of electricity across America at rates above the general inflation rate and as much as 20% in some states.
October 2, 2014 | Read more…
Newly proposed regulations will disproportionately affect our nation’s seniors
Alexandria, VA – The 60 Plus Association released a report today that found President Obama’s newly proposed EPA regulations would disproportionately affect our nation’s seniors. The report revealed that EPA regulations will increase the price of electricity across America at rates above the general inflation rate. The report comes on the heels of recent polling conducted in eight states that determined more than 70% of seniors are concerned about costs associated with new power plant regulations. Those results can be found here [60plus.org/strong-majority-of-seniors-are-concerned-about-new-epa-regulations/].
October 2, 2014 | Read more…
(Alexandria, Virginia) – Originally conceived as a way to help reform the Medicare program in the late 90’s, the SGR formula (SGR) for reducing reimbursements to healthcare providers has caused problems for seniors, doctors, and Congress. The SGR causes such a problem that Congress is forced to pass the “doc fix” every few months. The “doc fix” ensures funding for Medicare covered procedures to prevent doctors from turning away seniors. Policy experts fear the SGR is so harmful to senior care that if left unchanged, it could become nearly impossible for seniors to get healthcare in the future.
September 30, 2014 | Read more…
Nothing more than organized, high-tech theft which hurts our economy and threatens safety and well-being of unsuspecting consumers.
(Alexandria, Virginia) – The non-partisan 60 Plus Association, touting more than 7.2 million senior supporters nationally, issued a statement today calling for action to stop so-called “Cyberlockers,” web-based entities which collect digital content and resell it online without authorization from copyright holders. In response to a report issued by the Digital Citizens Alliance, 60 Plus is calling on Visa and MasterCard to stop doing business with these rogue operators.
September 26, 2014 | Read more…
EPA emissions rules will hit the poor and seniors on fixed incomes especially hard. Heading into winter, concerns remain over tinkering with energy grid.
(Alexandria, Virginia) – The non-partisan 60 Plus Association, touting more than 7.2 million senior supporters nationally, issued a statement today in advance of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy’s keynote speech this morning to the Resources for the Future (RFF) Policy Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C., where she will attempt to make the case that EPA’s sweeping new regulations on emissions will produce an economic benefit to average Americans.
September 25, 2014 | Read more…
By Jim Martin 10:31 a.m. EDT, September 24, 2014
The president’s climate agenda, which calls for a 30 percent reduction in U.S. carbon emissions by 2030, could bring unacceptable consequences for many Virginians struggling to get by. His singular focus on reducing carbon emissions ignores the rising of cost of energy — particularly to those living on fixed and low-incomes, including senior citizens.
September 24, 2014 | Read more…
Facing fixed incomes, majority of seniors are worried about costs and 98 percent will likely vote this November
Alexandria, VA – The United Nations Climate Summit will be in held in New York City this Tuesday, but President Obama should think twice before pushing for global climate regulations. A series of new polls commissioned by the non-partisan 60 Plus Association in the states of Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia, found that an average of 98 percent of seniors are likely voting this November.
September 22, 2014 | Read more…