Saturday, August 08, 2009

60 Plus Association Stands Up for Seniors

Now that AARP has put itself on the side of reducing medical care for seniors, another organization has stepped up to defend seniors and quality medical care.

Amanda Carpenter of The Washington Times reports:
60 Plus, the conservative alternative to the American Association of Retired Persons, will begin airing a national ad on cable networks Friday evening that applauds seniors for surviving the Great Depression and World War II and warns Congress against making cuts to Medicare to pay for health care reform.

"Congress plans to pay for health care reform by cutting $500 billion from Medicare,” the narrator in the ad cautions. “For seniors that will mean long waits for care, cuts to MRI’s, CAT scans and other vital tests. Seniors may lose their own doctors. The government, not doctors will decide if older patients are worth the costs."

The group is spending $1.6 million to put the spot [on the air].

You can sign up or make a contribution at:


ben said... just conducted a study with 300 viewers of an anti health care reform ad by the 60 Plus Association. The results showed the ad had a significant impact in persuading viewers of all political parties. The study also revealed that 79% of Democrats, 99% of Republicans and 81% of Independents indicating that the ad was either extremely effective or somewhat effective. For more in-depth results, please visit

T. D. said...

Thanks for the link, Ben!