60 Plus Bus Tour Headed to Florida
The purpose of the tour is to discuss with seniors their concerns over the so-called Affordable Care Act -- Obamacare -- which 60 Plus labels the Unaffordable Care Act, based on costs that are soaring into trillions over the Obama administration's estimates.
Entertainer, Jacksonville-native and 60 Plus national spokesman Pat Boone plans to attend several events in the Sunshine State. The bus tour will also recruit AARP members who are upset with the organization’s support of the bill "which cuts Medicare, cripples Medicare Advantage, and remains unpopular with seniors," according to the organization's press release.
"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 health care overhaul down our throats," said 60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin. "It ended Medicare as we know it by slashing a half trillion dollars from the program that seniors have paid into all of their lives, resulting in seniors voting in record numbers in the 2010 elections, defeating dozens of Democrats who supported the bill.”
After Sarasota, the bus tour concludes its Florida portion June 23 in Port St. Lucie. It then travels to Virginia with stops in Richmond, Arlington and Virginia Beach June 25-26 before ending with events June 27-28 in Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio.