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60 Plus Association
60 Plus Association
June 17, 2011

New 60 Plus Ad Praises Paul Ryan Medicare Reforms

Conservative Seniors Group Airs National Television
Ad Supporting Republican Medicare Proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:   Danielle Howe
(703) 535-3390

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The 60 Plus Association, nationally recognized as the conservative alternative to the liberal AARP, today launched a television ad featuring Congressman Paul Ryan and defending the Republican plan to reform Medicare. The seniors-interest advocacy organization is spending $1.4 million to run the ad nationally.

“The Democrats and Obama are destroying Medicare,” said Jim Martin, chairman of the 60 Plus Association. “It’s time to put an end to their ‘mediscare’ tactics. The reality is that Medicare in its current form is going to bankrupt our nation – we must either reform the program or watch it die. The 2011 Medicare Trustees Report indicates that under current conditions, Medicare funding will evaporate by the next decade.

“We need an alternative for ourselves and our children, and Paul Ryan and House Republicans are on the right track. With their plan, current seniors will be able to maintain their healthcare coverage, and quality medical care will be guaranteed for future generations. 60 Plus is proud to support the Republican reform proposal.”

The 30-second television ad will begin airing on June 17 on national cable channels. In addition to the national cable buy, the ads will also run in broadcast markets in Florida and Ohio. To see the television ad, please visit http://www.youtube.com/60PlusAssociation#p/a/u/0/NLsoVuwesmk.

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PAUL RYAN:

Washington has not been honest with you about Medicare…If we do nothing, Medicare spending will nearly double over the next decade, exhausting its remaining funds.

ANNOUNCER:
Republicans wrote the plan that makes needed Medicare reforms – and protects seniors.

PAUL RYAN:
No change occurs to Medicare for anybody who’s on Medicare or ten years away from retiring.

ANNOUNCER:
And future seniors get guaranteed health care choices … like Members of Congress. Learn more: only one plan reforms Medicare and protects seniors.

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