(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…
In down economy, surveys show a majority of seniors worry about the cost of new EPA regulations on their energy bill. Candidates who oppose EPA stand to gain.
September 18, 2014 | Read more…
In down economy, survey shows seven of ten Virginians worry about the cost of new EPA regulations on their energy bill. Candidates who oppose EPA stand to gain.
September 18, 2014 | Read more…