In this issue:
August 17, 2011 | Read more…
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…
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…
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…
“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…
Washington has not been honest with you about Medicare. We can’t afford to do nothing.
June 29, 2011 | Read more…
“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…
Medicare is in trouble
“Medicare as we know it” is unsustainable; few would argue this point. Official scorekeepers for both the Congressional budget and Medicare agree that the program, as it is currently structured, is on the path to bankruptcy. The independent, non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects the program will face insolvency by 2020–just 9 years from now–unless action is taken. http://www.cbo.gov/budget/factsheets/2011b/medicare.pdf The Trustees for Medicare (those who run the program), echo these concerns: “Without corrective legislation…the assets of the [Medicare] trust fund would be exhausted within the next 7 to 19 years.” https://www.cms.gov/ReportsTrustFunds/downloads/tr2010.pdf
June 17, 2011 | Read more…
Jim Martin: “Democrats so discredited on Medicare, even THEY don’t believe own press releases.”
(Washington, DC) – 60 Plus Association Chairman Jim Martin – head of the leading national conservative seniors advocacy group – today blasted the Democrats’ deception and fear-mongering on the issue of Medicare reform. Martin made his comments at the 2nd Annual Faith and Freedom Conference in Washington, D.C., as part of a panel entitled ObamaCare: Repeal, Replace, Reform.
“The Democrat plan to do nothing while Medicare heads to bankruptcy over the next decade is a political crime of the highest order, and something that every senior, and every American citizen ought to be fully aware of.
June 4, 2011 | Read more…
Tell Congress: no more empty promises.
June 3, 2011 | Read more…