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Big Government Will Raise Drug Costs for Medicare Patients

Editor’s Note: This column was co-authored by Saul Anuzis & James L. Martin. Out-of-pocket prescription drug costs are rising for patients over 65, and that is forcing too many Medicare beneficiaries to leave behind their medications at the pharmacy. Unfortunately, some lawmakers who support socialized medicine are threatening to make this problem even worse by…

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No Way To Do Wind

By 60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin As a long-time advocate of access to reliable, affordable energy for seniors living on a fixed income, I have been an “All of the Above” energy guy since before it was popular. I have worked hard to promote new projects that increase the availability of low-cost solar, wind, coal,…

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Making drugs more affordable with the Creates Act

By Jim Martin WASHINGTON TIMES ANALYSIS/OPINION: December 7, 2017 The politicians who set out to fix America’s health care system ended up making many things worse. This is no surprise. It’s the Washington way. Costs are still rising, even for those of us who’ve reached the age where Medicare has stepped in and become our…

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The Latest in AARP's Greed and Duplicity

The Latest in AARP’s Greed and Duplicity James Martin July 20, 2017, 12:05 am Surprise, surprise, another Republican crony lobbyist leads the way in distorting Obamacare repeal. Not since the notorious ‘Granny Off The Cliff’ ad of 2012 have Americans been subjected to a political advertisement as deceptive as the raft of commercials being broadcast…

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Elizabeth Warren’s Deceptive Over-the-Counter Hearing-Aid Bill

Jim Martin’s Op-Ed in the National Review: It pretends to help consumers but instead misleads them to help big business. The ongoing debate over Obamacare repeal is the talk of the town in Washington, D.C. and across the country. But another, lesser-noticed health-care bill is rightfully generating plenty of controversy. The Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act,…

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Thanks to Mexican dumping, you can say aloha to Hawaiian sugar

By James Martin | May 30 Those of us of a certain age have a real attachment with Hawaii. We defended her when Japan attacked. We celebrated when she officially became a state in 1959. And we dreamed of vacations on her picturesque beaches. We also remember those commercials about sweet Hawaiian sugar for which…

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It's time to kill the death tax once and for all

By Jim Martin and Pat Boone opinion contributors – 05/15/17 02:00 PM EDT While on the campaign trail candidate Donald Trump minced no words when he promised that, “The Trump plan will repeal the death tax.” The last time there was a vote to repeal the death tax was 2015.  The U.S. House of Representatives…

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Medical Malpractice “Reform”: Encroachment On Essential Liberties

Medical Malpractice “Reform”: Encroachment On Essential Liberties | The Daily Caller By Jim Martin, Chairman of 60 Plus Association More than 30 States already have some form of cap on damages in such litigation, while 18 others bar such restrictions on awards either by Constitutional provision or via State Courts holding them unconstitutional. Do the…

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ICYMI: Republicans can save Medicare, again an Op-Ed by Chairman Jim Martin

Democrats like to talk about saving Medicare and healthcare access for seniors from greedy Republicans even as they support policies that decimate the program and make it ever more difficult for seniors to access the care they need. We’re seeing this bait-and-switch once again in the fight over the repeal of the Affordable Care Act…

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