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2010-03-19 10:42:00

WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today RetireSafe, representing 400,000 senior citizen supporters nationwide, urged every older American to make their voice heard in opposition to the health care reform bill soon to be voted on in the House. RetireSafe President Thair Phillips urged seniors to tell their Representative "that they are watching every vote, and to remind them that you will be voting in November!" Phillips said, "Today, we find ourselves at a place with health...

2010-03-10 15:45:00

WASHINGTON, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today RetireSafe, representing 400,000 senior citizen supporters across America, urged seniors nationwide to call on Congress to save high-quality physician hospitals from the restrictive health care reform language now pending in Congress. House and Senate "reform" efforts would ration high-quality physician hospital care to Medicare patients, as a "cost savings." "The health care reform bill now being considered would deny Medicare...

2010-02-19 14:56:00

Seniors' group urges older Americans to petition for an accurate CPI for Seniors WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 95 percent of the 800 seniors who were surveyed by RetireSafe recently said Social Security benefits have not kept up with the actual cost-of-living over the last five years. In the survey, seniors said that they are struggling to make ends meet because the lack of a cost of living increase is hitting them hard. While their living expenses are increasing more rapidly...

2009-12-10 17:22:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the senior advocacy group RetireSafe notified the Senate in letter that they will key vote Senator Dorgan's Importation Amendment SA 2793. RetireSafe President Thair Phillips said, "Senator Dorgan's importation amendment is poised to open our borders, allowing our safe, closed drug system to be breached, and our health to be endangered. RetireSafe and their more than 400,000 supporters will be watching closely the vote on this...

2009-12-04 10:11:00

Opposes use of imported drugs often stored in tin cans and car trunks WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the senior advocacy group RetireSafe urged the Senate to defeat the Dorgan Importation plan encompassed in SA 2793. RetireSafe President Thair Phillips said, "Senator Dorgan's importation amendment is poised to open our borders, allowing our safe, closed drug system to be breached, and our health to be endangered. We could soon be getting drugs that were stored in...

2009-11-23 13:36:00

Says cutting Medicare to finance "reform" is a moral outrage WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the Senate Democrats moved forward to begin the debate on their health care "reform" bill this weekend, RetireSafe, a 400,000 supporter strong grassroots senior advocacy group, is calling on all of America's seniors to grab their bullhorns to protest the massive cuts to Medicare. RetireSafe President Thair Phillips said, "Seniors are watching the focus shift to issues like...

2009-11-06 14:39:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today RetireSafe, representing 400,000 senior citizen supporters across America, called on the U.S. House of Representatives to stop the proposed rationing of high-quality hospital care to Medicare patients. "The health care reform bill soon to be considered by the House would deny Medicare beneficiaries access to the best in hospital care by limiting the operation and growth of physician hospitals," charged RetireSafe President Thair Phillips....

2009-11-05 14:34:00

Group meets with Congressional offices this week to lobby for seniors WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a statement released today, RetireSafe President Thair Phillips calls AARP's endorsement of the House health care bill the greatest fraud against seniors in the 21st century. He said, "AARP, easily the most influential seniors lobby, is using their clout to get a bill passed that will slash Medicare and ration the health care of seniors." According to Phillips, it's a...

2009-10-19 11:24:00

New survey shows over 79 percent of seniors worry that they are not represented in Washington WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation continues its debate on health care reform and Social Security COLA, a new survey taken by RetireSafe finds that over 79 percent of more than 626 seniors responding to a poll expressed concerns that they were not represented in Washington. "After visiting two senior expos and meeting hundreds of seniors, reading surveys and emails...

2009-09-23 18:12:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today RetireSafe, representing 400,000 senior supporters across America, called on the U.S. Senate, starting with the Senate Finance Committee, to stop the proposed rationing of high-quality hospital care to Medicare patients. "The health care reform bill now being considered in the Finance Committee would deny Medicare beneficiaries access to the best in hospital care by limiting the operation and growth of physician hospitals," charged...