60 Plus Unveils Ad to Protect Seniors From 2018 Obamacare Health Insurance Tax

60 Plus Unveils Ad to Protect Seniors From 2018 Obamacare Health Insurance Tax
Group Calls on Congress to Stop $500 Tax Hit on Medicare Beneficiaries Before It’s Too Late

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (November 7, 2017) – 60 Plus, the nation’s premier conservative seniors’ organization today announced its rolling out a new $500,000 television ad campaign aimed at blocking a planned tax increase on senior citizens.

The tax, which is part of the Affordable Care Act passed during the Obama administration, would hit seniors enrolled in the Medicare Advantage program with a tax hike of $500 per couple on their health insurance beginning in January, 2018.

“This is just the latest example of how the catastrophe that is Obamacare unfairly targets some of our most vulnerable citizens,” said 60 Plus Chairman and Founder James Martin. “Congress failed to repeal Obamacare in its entirety but it can still block this insidious tax hike that will cause real pain for Medicare Advantage beneficiaries.”

The first ad in the campaign features seniors reminding Congress that they are paying attention, that they vote, and that Congress must stop this tax before it goes into effect on January 1, 2018.  The ad is scheduled to begin airing November 8, 2018.

“Time is short but it’s not too late to stop this cynical and hurtful tax increase,” said Martin. “Millions of seniors are about to get slammed with this tax and it’s critically important that we do everything we can to block it.”

The ad will air on FOX, CNN, CNBC, and MSNBC.

Click here to watch the ad: https://www.60plus.org/stop-the-obamacare-health-insurance-tax/

The following is the script for the ad:

ANNCR: We care about this country. We’ve worked hard. We vote. And we can’t afford higher Medicare costs.

In January of 2018, seniors will be hit with the Obamacare health insurance tax on our Medicare – unless Congress stops it now.

The new tax will cost seniors with Medicare Advantage $500 per couple in 2018.

Let’s tell Congress to protect seniors.

Stop the 2018 Health Insurance Tax – before it’s too late.