A non-partisan advocacy group for seniors is hitting the road
tomorrow for a second time this year to open discussion among
seniors about Obama's controversial healthcare bill.
60 Plus Association Chairman Jim Martin
says his group will begin its trek in Tampa, Florida.
"We visited three states before: Florida, Virginia and Ohio," he tells
OneNewsNow. "But we're going to greatly expand the bus tour and
include stops in not only Florida again, but Georgia, North
Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio again, Wisconsin and probably some
other states in the mix."
The first bus tour came before the Supreme Court's ruling that
upheld the new healthcare law -- a bad decision, according to
Martin and 60 Plus.
"The deciding vote cast by Chief Justice [John] Roberts caught a
lot of people off-guard," he recalls. "So while the Supreme Court
has ruled, 60 Plus is taking the case for the future of our
healthcare to a higher court -- we like to call it the people's
Just like last time, Martin says people will have no trouble
spotting the bus.
"The slogan on this bus is 'Health Care Reform: Let's Do It
Better!' We then talk about it being patient-centered and
affordable reform," he explains.
The bus also features pictures of Martin, 60 Plus President Amy
Frederick and national spokesman Pat Boone. The 60 Plus bumper
sticker reading "AARP: Association Against Retired Persons" is
featured on the back as a reference to AARP's support of the
healthcare law, among other policies.