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60 Plus Launches “No Medicare IRS” Campaign

Conservative senior group introduces website, web video and ad campaign to highlight IPAB concerns for seniors

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The 60 Plus Association, nationally recognized as the conservative alternative to the liberal AARP, today launched “No Medicare IRS” – a new campaign addressing the Independent Payment Advisory Board’s unchecked power to cut doctor payments and ultimately decide what treatments seniors receive.

October 13, 2011 | Read more…

No Surprise: ObamaCare Continues to Push Healthcare Premiums Skyward

60 Plus Jim Martin: “Pulling the plug on health care legislation will be welcome relief to all.”

(Alexandria, Virginia) – 60 Plus Association Chairman Jim Martin, leader of the nation’s largest conservative seniors advocacy group, responded to a new Kaiser Family Foundation survey released today that revealed that far from lowering health care premiums as the President promised, his health care legislation has caused individual and family private insurance premiums to skyrocket in 2011, at a rate 300% higher than in 2010.  Premiums increased on average 3% in 2010, and so far in 2011 are up between 8% to 9% since last year.

September 28, 2011 | Read more…

Latest AARP Ad Campaign Ignores Past Support of Deep Medicare Cuts

60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin: “Ad is nothing more than political cover for their boss Barack Obama.”

(Alexandria, Virginia) – 60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin, leader of the nation’s largest conservative seniors advocacy group, responded today to a new national television ad campaign being rolled out from the AARP.  The ad admonishes members of Congress working on debt reduction not to cut Medicare and Social Security benefits.

September 21, 2011 | Read more…

60 Plus Monthly Update: Late Summer 2011

In this issue:

  • 60 Plus Takes to the Air with TV Campaign to Save and Preserve Medicare
  • New 60 Plus Web Ad – Forward to Your Friends and Neighbors!

August 17, 2011 | Read more…

60 Plus Association Applauds 11th Circuit Decision on ObamaCare

Chairman Jim Martin: “Apparent to almost everyone this bad medicine runs counter to our Constitution.

(Alexandria, Virginia) – The 60 Plus Association applauds the decision handed down today from the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals holding the individual mandate portion of President Obama’s signature healthcare legislation as “unconstitutional.”

“Another domino falls,” said Chairman Jim Martin. “Courts around our nation charged with upholding our Constitution are repeatedly finding what many knew long before this health care law was passed – this is bad medicine for America, and the federal government far exceeded its authority in ramming this horrific legislation down our throats.

“Republicans, Democrats and independents have been fighting the crucial battle to overturn this health care law almost since the moment it passed.  Let’s hope this case makes it to the Supreme Court sooner rather than later, so families and businesses are not kept in limbo waiting to find out if one sixth of our economy is going to remain the personal sandbox of politicians and federal bureaucrats.

“Obama’s health care law is not yet fully implemented, yet it has done immeasurable damage already to America’s economy, financial security and health care environment.  The 11th Circuit deserves praise from every lover of freedom in doing the right thing in moving this terrible legislation ever closer to the graveyard of bad ideas where it belongs.”

August 12, 2011 | Read more…

Desperate Pelosi Unleashed Another False Medicare Scare on Seniors

60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin: “Pelosi is the expert on slashing Medicare, which is why she is now Minority Leader Pelosi.

July 28, 2011 | Read more…

Sibelius Short on Answers, IPAB Remains Shrouded in Mystery

60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin: “Only rationale for IPAB is to ration care, it should be axed.”

(Alexandria, Virginia) – 60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin, head of the most influential conservative seniors advocacy group in the nation, today issued a statement regarding HHS Secretary Kathleen Sibelius’ testimony before the House Budget Committee regarding page 1000 of the ObamaCare legislation, dealing with the Independent Patient Advisory Board (IPAB):

July 12, 2011 | Read more…

Seniors Tell President “Hands Off Our Social Security and Medicare”

“Obama proposal yet another assault on America’s seniors.”

(Alexandria, Virginia) – 60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin, leader of the most influential conservative seniors advocacy group in the nation with over 7 million supporters, today responded to President Obama’s proposal to cut the national debt with a combination of tax increases and deep cuts to both Social Security and Medicare.  “I don’t often agree with the far left in the President’s party but I join them in their call to the President to keep ‘hands off Social Security and Medicare’.

July 8, 2011 | Read more…

Only One Plan Reforms Medicare and Protects Seniors

Washington has not been honest with you about Medicare. We can’t afford to do nothing.

June 29, 2011 | Read more…

FDA Needs To Stop Treating Avastin Patients Like Statistics and Let Them Have a Voice

“This is what life is going to look like under ObamaCare”

(Silver Spring, MD) — Today the 60 Plus Association joined Avastin patients, their families and concerned friends in protesting the FDA’s apparent willingness to jeopardize the lives of almost 18,000 women taking the breast cancer drug Avastin.

60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin stated, “It’s a sad day for people in this country when our health care choices are taken out of our hands and put in the hands of Washington bureaucrats. These women and their families deserve the opportunity to consult with their doctors and make the choices that are right for them and their families. They shouldn’t have to beg Washington for a life saving drug.”

At FDA headquarters 60 Plus joined numerous patients and their families in a peaceful demonstration to help draw attention to the situation the FDA is putting many Avastin families in.

Martin continued, “The FDA is making a life and death choice for many of these women and its a scary thought to ask the rest of us ask ‘what’s next?’”

June 28, 2011 | Read more…