60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin, “The life expectancy of every senior just went up a few ticks.”
(Alexandria, Virginia) – Seniors across America have another reason to give thanks as the holiday weekend approaches, with news that Medicare and Medicaid head Donald Berwick will step down December 2nd. Berwick took the position in July, 2010 courtesy of a recess appointment from President Obama, as even Senate Democrats — at the time holding a 59 seat majority — could not stomach his views in support of rationing medicine to the elderly, and ‘romance’ with the tragic and ailing British medical system.
November 23, 2011 | Read more…
“Bureaucrats and politicians in the doctor’s office means only one thing — bad medicine.”
(Alexandria, Virginia) – 60 Plus Association Chairman Jim Martin, leader of the largest conservative seniors advocacy group in the nation, today reacted to a decision by the United States Supreme Court to hear arguments on the constitutionality of President Obama’s signature legislation on health care. Currently 26 state attorney generals have signed on to the lawsuit challenging the individual mandate component of the legislation.
November 15, 2011 | Read more…
$750,000 campaign begins today
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The 60 Plus Association, nationally recognized as the conservative alternative to the liberal AARP, today launched a new “No Medicare IRS” television advertisement that targets Ohio’s Sen. Sherrod Brown. The $750,000 ad campaign highlights the Independent Payment Advisory Board’s unchecked power to cut doctor payments and ultimately decide what treatments seniors receive.
November 9, 2011 | Read more…
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…
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…
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…
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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…