“Seniors don’t understand why Rep. Kagen would vote for a health care bill that hurts Wisconsin seniors,” said Jim Martin, Chairman of 60 Plus. “ObamaCare cut $500 billion from Medicare, forced many seniors to shift into a one-size-fits-all system they don’t want, and diminished the quality of care for America’s Greatest Generation.
“In the process of passing the Obama/Pelosi health care disaster, one of the most popular catchphrases for Washington liberals became: If you like your coverage, you’ll get to keep it. Clearly, that did not apply to seniors. Today, 22,000 senior citizens in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine were told they won’t be able to keep their coverage because the new health care law froze reimbursements to their health insurance program. These seniors will be forced to switch coverage options, switch clinics, and most critically, switch doctors.
My name is Dr. Michael Smith. I am a board certified specialist in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. I have been fortunate to have treated patients for over 22 years. I have traveled to Washington today on behalf of the seniors advocacy group, the 60 Plus Association to convey the fear and frustrations thousands of doctors have about the President’s Health Care Reform legislation. I believe the law in its current form will do irreparable harm to America’s health care system and jeopardize the health and safety of our citizenry.
“Speaker Pelosi’s liberal agenda hurt Tennessee seniors,” said Jim Martin, Chairman of the 60 Plus Association. “The new health care bill cut $500 billion from Medicare, reduced access for many senior citizens, and discouraged physicians from accepting patients who have health care coverage from government-run programs, like Medicare. Unfortunately, if elected, Roy Herron can be expected to be one more supporter of Pelosi’s failed policies.”
“Many seniors don’t understand why Rep. Dahlkemper would vote for the health reform bill that hurt the quality of care for a number of Pennsylvania seniors,” said Jim Martin, Chairman of the 60 Plus Association. “The Greatest Generation paid the largest price for the so-called health reform legislation. Our taxes were raised, our access was negatively affected, and our health care providers may even need to change. Seniors may not know why Rep. Dahlkemper went against the wishes of constituents, but many voters will know exactly why they are voting against her this November.”
“Rep. Boccieri compromised the health care of Ohio seniors,” said Jim Martin, Chairman of the 60 Plus Association. “The Obama/Pelosi health care disaster cuts $500 billion from Medicare, forcing many seniors out of the health care plans they enjoy and into a one-size-fits-all option they have already turned down! Rep. Boccieri hurt Ohio seniors. And this November, you can be certain that they’ll remember.”
“Rep. Donnelly had to ignore seniors in order to vote with Pelosi on ObamaCare – a bill that cut $500 billion from Medicare,” said Jim Martin, Chairman of the 60 Plus Association. “Many seniors don’t know why Rep. Donnelly decided to trample over the concerns of America’s Greatest Generation and march lockstep with Speaker Pelosi instead. What seniors do know, however, is why they will be voting against Rep. Donnelly this November.”
“Senior citizens are truly upset about the cuts the health care overhaul made to Medicare,” said Jim Martin, Chairman of the 60 Plus Association. “Washington insiders promised that if we liked the coverage we had, we could keep it – unfortunately, that promise did not apply to America’s Greatest Generation.”
“Rep. Boyd decided to ignore the voices of his constituents when he voted for the health care overhaul,” said Jim Martin, Chairman of the 60 Plus Association. “Congress’s massive overhaul of the health care system cut $500 billion from Medicare, hurting the quality of care for seniors. Many seniors don’t know why Rep. Boyd ignored their concerns, but they completely understand why they will be voting against him this November.”