Today RetireSafe, a nonpartisan, non-profit group representing more than 400,000 seniors nationwide, joined local senior advocates in honoring 2nd District Congressman Charlie Bass for his efforts to protect the health benefits and security of New Hampshire seniors.
Pharmacist Charlie Fanaras of Bow, Kaitlyn Smith of Heritage Case Management, a company that provides case management for the elderly and disabled, and RetireSafe board member Richard Weiss presented the “Standing Up For America’s Seniors” Award commemorative plaque at Bass’ Concord District Office, recognizing Bass’s accomplishments and service to older Americans.
A bipartisan group of Members of Congress are being recognized by RetireSafe in their home districts throughout the August recess. These members have acted to protect seniors’ health care benefits, by ensuring access to affordable medications through Medicare Part D, opposing any laws or regulations that threaten the doctor/patient relationship and speaking out against proposals that threaten to limit access to health care and increase Medicare premiums.
“America’s seniors continue to count on those in Washington who are willing to put politics aside and fight for the benefits they have earned,” said RetireSafe President Thair Phillips. “The benefits and rights of seniors are under attack and seniors need champions in Washington to preserve the benefits that many seniors depend on,” he continued. “RetireSafe is pleased to be able to recognize these Members of Congress, some of them for the second time in a row, for their tireless work in protecting Medicare and supporting seniors both in Washington and locally,” he concluded.