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Seniors to Senator Nelson ‘Don’t Cut Medicare!’

October 30, 2009

New :30 Second TV Ad Begins Airing Today

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, the 60 Plus Association released a new TV ad targeting Senator Ben Nelson (D-Neb.). The ad features members of our Greatest Generation begging Sen. Nelson not to cut Medicare to pay for health care reform. The :30 second TV ad will run in conjunction with a :60 second ad that began airing on Wednesday. See the ad at www.60plus.org or the Nebraska :30 second version at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTUxiiKvhbk

“Seniors have already lost their social security COLA, now Senator Nelson wants to cut their Medicare, too? It may be Halloween, but let’s stop Fright Night. Senator Nelson should stand up to Senator Harry Reid and tell him ‘I won’t support any bill which cuts Medicare,’” said Jim Martin, President of 60 Plus.

Titled “Enough” the ad highlights seniors speaking in their own words to the fact that Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Harry Reid want to cut up to $500 billion from Medicare. This could mean life-saving drugs could be withheld and seniors could even be prevented from seeing their own doctors.

The ad ends with a senior stating “Don’t make us pay for health care reform by cutting Medicare. We’ve sacrificed enough.”

“Since it’s Halloween, Senator Nelson should channel the Greatest American Hero or Superman defend our Greatest Generation and declare he will protect seniors by refusing to vote for any health care reform legislation which cuts Medicare,” continued Martin.

The :30 second ad began running today. A full transcript of the ad can be found below.

FINAL 60 PLUS ASSOCIATION TV :30 – “ENOUGH-NEBRASKA”

                    VIDEO                                AUDIO
                    -----                                -----

    American Flag B-Roll                 (Music Up and Under)

    SUPER:                               ANNOUNCER:
    ------                               ----------
    Seniors Have Sacrificed              Seniors have sacrificed

                                         SENIOR:
    Great Depression B-Roll              -------
                                         We survived the Great Depression
    Senior on camera

    ------------------------------------
                                         SENIOR:
    D-Day B-Roll                         -------
                                         And landed at Normandy on D-Day.
    Senior on camera

    ------------------------------------
                                         ANNOUNCER:
    Pelosi and Reid Images/Capitol
     Image/Doctor B-Roll                 ----------
                                         But now, some in Washington want up
                                          to $500 billion in Medicare cuts to
                                          pay for a plan that could lead to a
                                          government takeover of health care.
    SUPER:
    ------
    Plans to Cut up to $500 Billion from
     Medicare
    ------------------------------------

    CITE:
    -----
    Washington Post, 7/16/09; PBS,
     9/28/09

                                         Treatments and potentially
                                          life-saving drugs could be
                                          withheld
    Seniors B-Roll/Prescription Drugs
     B-Roll

    SUPER:
    ------
    Treatments and Potentially
     Life-Saving Drugs Could Be Withheld

                                         And seniors could even lose their
                                          own doctors.
    Senior with doctor B-Roll

    SUPER:
    ------
    Seniors Could Lose Their Own Doctors

    CITE:
    -----
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
     Services Report, 10/21/09
    New York Times, 4/2/09

                                         SENIOR:
    Senior on camera                     -------
                                         Don't make us pay for health care
                                          reform by cutting Medicare.
    GRAPHIC:
    --------                             We've sacrificed enough.
    Call Senator Nelson:
    Don't Pay For Health Care Reform By
     Cutting Medicare

    (402) 391-3411

    www.60Plus.org

    DISCLAIMER:
    -----------
    PAID FOR BY 60 PLUS ASSOCIATION

The 60 Plus Association is a 17-year-old nonpartisan organization working for death tax repeal, saving Social Security, affordable prescription drugs, lowering energy costs and other issues featuring a less government, less taxes approach. 60 Plus calls on support from nearly 5.5 million citizen activists. 60 Plus publishes a magazine, SENIOR VOICE, and a Scorecard, bestowing awards on lawmakers of both parties who vote “pro-senior.” 60 Plus has been called, “an increasingly influential senior citizen’s group” and since 1992 “the conservative alternative to the AARP.”

SOURCE 60 Plus Association


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