Representative Jon Runyan Honored for Service to Seniors / RetireSafe Presents 2011 “Standing Up for America’s Seniors” Award

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Today RetireSafe, representing 400,000 seniors nationwide, joined by local senior advocates, honored Representative Jon Runyan for his efforts to protect the health benefits and security of New Jersey’s seniors and disabled citizens.

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Today RetireSafe, representing 400,000 seniors nationwide, joined by local senior advocates, honored Representative Jon Runyan for his efforts to protect the health benefits and security of New Jersey’s seniors and disabled citizens.

Thair Phillips, President & CEO of RetireSafe presented the RetireSafe Standing Up For America’s Seniors Award commemorative plaque at the Congressman’s Mt. Laurel District office on Church Road recognizing Runyan’s accomplishments and service to older Americans.

A bipartisan group of Members of Congress are being recognized by RetireSafe on Capitol Hill and in their home districts throughout October and November. These members have acted to protect seniors’ health care benefits, by ensuring 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”, he concluded.

RetireSafe is a nonprofit, nonpartisan grassroots organization that advocates and educates on behalf of America's seniors on issues regarding Social Security, Medicare, health and financial well-being.

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