President George W. Bush’s new framework to improve Medicare is a step in the right direction for America’s seniors. During the 2000 presidential campaign, then-Gov. Bush spent a lot of time talking about the need to reform Medicare to provide 21st-century health care to America’s seniors. Now, just six months into his presidency, President Bush has delivered on his promise.
James L. Martin, President of the 60 Plus Association, hailed President George W. Bush’s prescription drug benefit proposal “as fulfilling a campaign promise that senior citizens will receive a benefit which will help them meet the high costs of prescription drugs.
The 60 Plus Association represents half a million senior citizens nation wide. We have been concerned over efforts to remove the drug Synthroid, a thyroid medication from the market. We strongly oppose these efforts and urge keeping Synthroid on the market.
Having lived or worked on Capitol Hill during the terms of 10 Presidents, dating back to 1953 as a young Marine in President Dwight Eisenhower’s first year, I can honestly say that President George W. Bush has developed the first fully balanced energy plan I’ve seen in 48 years.
“Somebody once told me, ‘Jim, we ought to call you Mr. Death,” Mr. Martin tells me proudly. “I’ll have you know, I don’t mind that appellation.” These days, Mr. Death has reason to crow. Mr. Martin credits himself with coining the term “death tax” in 1993 as a usefully derisive nickname for the estate tax.