Chairman's Corner

Seniors back bill for stronger, more resilient electric grid

April 8, 2019

Important bipartisan legislation to protect seniors and better prepare Florida for the next major weather event is currently advancing in Tallahassee. Sponsored by State Sen. Joe Gruters and State Rep. Randy Fine, HB 797 and SB 796 promotes the transparent, affordable, and long-term planning of reliable power delivery. Since 1992, 60 Plus has advocated for…

Chairman Martin Testifies Before the Florida House

April 4, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FOX 13) – A bill making its way through Tallahassee could lead utility companies to move their power lines underground, adding extra protection while helping to keep the lights on for more people after major storms. However, House Bill 797 could come at a cost to customers. Hurricane Irma, which hit in September…

The Medicare trust fund is projected to run out of money, but Congress can still act

March 20, 2019

 It comes out of every American workers’ paycheck, it is the tax for Medicare. It covers hospital care, nursing homes and surgery for the nation’s elderly, but experts say the money is dwindling as more is coming out than going in, and Congress will need to act. “They paid into the system all their lives.…

America’s Most Profitable Non-Profit

December 17, 2018

It is hard to imagine a non-profit organization that raises more money in a single year than the Gross Domestic Product of 19 nations ranked by the International Monetary Fund. But that is what AARP has become and they are increasingly coming under fire for their questionable financial tactics. According to AARP’s 2016 filing with the Internal Revenue Service, the…

Medicare Advantage Rates Are Falling — Let’s Help Keep Them Down

October 15, 2018

The Trump Administration has rightly celebrated the news that private-sector administered Medicare Advantage plans will actually have lower premiums next year, declining six percent in 2019 compared to 2018. As Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar observes, “Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage demonstrate the successes possible when we harness consumer choice and private-sector…

Time to stop taxing inflation

September 26, 2018

When people think about investing, they often think about the stock market. Actively investing in Wall Street can be daunting but others who are able to tolerate the risk can and do invest in individual companies. Many of our parents and grandparents bought stock in Blue Chip companies like Ford and General Motors, AT&T and…

Socialized Medicine — The Orphan Of The New Deal

September 15, 2018

You have to give credit to American progressives for their tenacity. They play the long game, keeping their fingers on the pulse on the nation while patiently awaiting new opportunities to inflict their policies on the nation. This is precisely what we are seeing today with the battle cry of “Medicare for All,” raised by…

HHS Medicare Lab Cuts Threaten Seniors – 60 Plus Calls on Congress to Take Action (Again)

May 17, 2018

In 2014, Congress passed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA). The Act was intended to, among other things, provide a predictable and reliable reimbursement standard for Medicare lab tests based on market data. Unfortunately, when it comes to federal bureaucracies, nothing is predictable. The Department of Health and Human Services decided to “interpret” Congress’…

American Valor

November 10, 2017

Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson (USA, Ret.), is a veteran of the Tuskegee Airmen, whose exploits in the European Theater during World War II are the stuff of legend. A combat pilot and one of last surviving aviators from the original Tuskegee Airmen, he was part of the most decorated squadron during the war.  It was…