$750,000 campaign begins today
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The 60 Plus Association, nationally recognized as the conservative alternative to the liberal AARP, today launched a new “No Medicare IRS” television advertisement that targets Ohio’s Sen. Sherrod Brown. The $750,000 ad campaign highlights the Independent Payment Advisory Board’s unchecked power to cut doctor payments and ultimately decide what treatments seniors receive.
“Seniors knew that forcing a big-government health care program through Congress would be disastrous for the Greatest Generation, and we were right,” said Pat Boone, national spokesman for the 60 Plus Association. “Obama’s health care law, which Sen. Sherrod Brown says he is ‘proud’ to have played a role in passing, creates a Medicare IRS that will deny seniors the care we deserve. Sen. Brown needs to protect Ohio seniors, keep the promises he made to his constituents, and support real Medicare reforms that don’t put bureaucrats in the exam room.”
The No Medicare IRS campaign was launched by 60 Plus nationally in October. NoMedicareIRS.com is a clearinghouse of information regarding IPAB’s impact on seniors. The interactive website answers key questions as well as gives seniors an opportunity to take action and become involved in the debate. To learn more or view the video, please visit www.NoMedicareIRS.com.
“Sen. Brown played a role in silencing the voice of seniors when making decisions about their own health care treatments, and Ohio seniors aren’t going to stand for it,” said Jim Martin, chairman of the 60 Plus Association. “The Brown-supported health care bill cuts $500 billion from Medicare, threatens the quality and availability of care for seniors, and allows government bureaucrats, not our doctors, to dictate how we are treated. The No Medicare IRS campaign will give seniors a much-deserved voice and make sure the promises Members of Congress, like Sen. Brown, made to protect the Greatest Generation and our health care benefits are kept.”
The one-minute television advertisement will run statewide for 10 days beginning on November 9. 60 Plus will also launch a social media campaign surrounding the advertisement.
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Hi friend, I’m Pat Boone. Last year, a lot of promises were made regarding health care reform, but America’s seniors knew forcing a bill through Congress when Americans overwhelmingly opposed it would be disastrous. And we were right.
President Obama’s health care law cuts $500 billion from Medicare and creates a board of 15 unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats. It’s like a Medicare IRS with the power to cut Medicare in order to pay for new government programs.
This IPAB board can ration care and deny certain Medicare treatments so Washington can fund more wasteful spending. Your choices could be limited and you may not be able to keep your own doctor. Medicare will be bankrupt in nine years, but Washington politicians, like Sherrod Brown, are ignoring the problem, putting their own re-elections first. Call Senator Brown. Urge him to support real Medicare reform and protect our seniors. Tell him unaccountable bureaucrats should never have the power to deny you the care you deserve.