Bass, Guinta Receive Award for Service to Seniors
RetireSafe, a nonprofit advocacy group representing 400,000 American seniors, presented its Standing Up for America’s Seniors award to New Hampshire Congressmen Charlie Bass and Frank Guinta yesterday.
Representatives from the group, which focuses on educating the public about Social Security, Medicare, and related issues impacting seniors’ health and wellbeing, were joined by local senior advocates to present the awards.
Joan Wiley, Executive Director of Newport Senior Center, and Tess Kuennin, Executive Director of Bi-State Primary Care Association, presented the awards to Bass and Guinta, respectively.
Bass and Guinta are part of a bipartisan group of Members of Congress that are being recognized by RetireSafe throughout October and November for their efforts to ensure seniors’ access to affordable medications through Medicare Part D, and opposing proposals that threaten to limit access to health care and increase premiums for seniors in the Medicare program.
“It seems Medicare is being attacked from all directions”, said RetireSafe President, Thair Phillips, “Seniors need champions in Washington who are on their side, who aren’t afraid to stand up and preserve the benefits that our older Americans have earned,” he continued, “RetireSafe felt it was time to stop for a moment, rise above the rhetoric, and recognize the Members of Congress who, in many different ways, have worked to protect this lifesaving and essential benefit.”