‘Healthcare Freedom’ Bus Tour in Ohio

60 Plus Chairman: “Unlike AARP, 60 Plus will listen to seniors”

(Alexandria, Virginia) – The 60 Plus Association, the leading conservative seniors organization with over 7.2 million supporters nationwide, is continuing its inaugural “Healthcare Freedom” bus tour Wednesday and Thursday in Ohio, with stops in Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. The tour commenced with an eleven-stop swing through Florida and Virginia, and concludes Thursday in Cincinnati (see dates and locations below).

The “Healthcare Freedom” Tour will visit with seniors to discuss their reaction to the controversial healthcare reform bill passed in 2010. This legislation, which remains unpopular with seniors, cuts Medicare, cripples Medicare Advantage, establishes a “Medicare IRS”, and generally provides for a bureaucratic takeover of important health care decisions — all unpopular with seniors.

60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin, emphasized, “We believe Congress, controlled in 2010 by Democrats, aided and abetted by the AARP, did an injustice to seniors by ramming an unread 2,700 page healthcare overhaul down our throats.  The result was ending Medicare as we know it by slashing a half trillion dollars from the program that seniors have paid into all of their lives, causing seniors to vote in record numbers in the 2010 elections, defeating dozens of Democrats who supported the bill.”

Events surrounding the tour will include rallies, health care briefings, meet & greets, and townhall meetings. It will also feature healthcare experts and advocates, as well as the 60 Plus leadership team, including Martin and other policy experts and grassroots leaders.

The Ohio schedule is listed below. For further information, visit http://bus.60plus.org/tour-info/ for maps and driving directions to each stop.

·         Cleveland Healthcare Townhall

June 27, 2012, 12:00pm – 1:30pm; Doors Open 11:30am

Medina Public Square
32 Public Square
Medina, OH 44256

·         Columbus Healthcare Townhall

June 27, 2012, 5:30pm – 7:00pm; Doors Open 5:00pm

Worthington Village Green
747 High Street
Worthington, OH 43085

·         Cincinnati Healthcare Townhall

June 28, 2012, 12:00pm – 1:30pm; Doors Open 11:30am

Voice of America Park, Ronald Reagan Lodge
7850 VOA Park Drive
West Chester Township, OH 45069