Message From The President
Washington, DC (April 22, 2021) – RetireSafe issued the following statement urging Congress to rethink the introduction of harmful price control legislation:
"It is critical for mature adults to have timely access to innovative treatments and medications. For these reasons, we are strongly opposed to any drug pricing proposal, like H.R. 3, which includes government price-setting measures, as it will reduce the access mature adults need through their Medicare plans. Furthermore, price controls will stunt future investment in research and development, reducing the number of new, potentially life-altering medications that could be offered to U.S. patients. If the ongoing pandemic has proven anything, it's that we need our biopharmaceutical companies to have the resources needed to find cures.
We urge lawmakers to prioritize healthcare reforms that will directly lower out-of-pocket costs for mature adults at the pharmacy counter without restricting or stalling research for innovative new cures. We ask that you do not support HR3 and instead support policies that increase access and address affordability."
RetireSafe Releases Nationwide Member Survey on COVID-19 and Vaccines
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, RetireSafe, one of the premier organizations advocating on behalf of American seniors and retirees, released a nationwide survey of their membership on COVID-19 and their vaccine behavior which was conducted in partnership with the National Grange. In particular, this poll found that there was a pervasive hesitancy on the part of seniors to take any COVID-19 vaccine.
RetireSafe President and CEO Mark Gibbons, issued the following statement upon announcing the survey data:
“The goal of this survey was to determine what American seniors thought about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and a potential vaccine – and what we discovered should inform those who are combatting this deadly virus. There is a clear, prevalent concern among older Americans for any potential vaccine even after it is proven to be safe by the government and provided under Medicare. Moreover, the lack of seasonal flu vaccination coverage reinforces the significant obstacles to protecting the health of seniors and retirees.”
- Well over 40% of respondents (42% overall) would not be willing to take a COVID-19 vaccine after it has been approved by the FDA while also being covered by Medicare
- Of that 42% who were unwilling to take a COVID-19 vaccine, 80% would not agree to inoculation after that vaccine was in use for three months
- While 64% of respondents reported that they usually were inoculated to the seasonal flu each year, just 46% have done so this year
- A clear majority (54% overall) would prefer their vaccines in pill form if they were proven to be equally safe and effective
The full results can be found here .
Take our latest survey about your use of a Covid Vaccine as well as issues concerning you in the upcoming election, just click on the question below to get started.
Ever since the world changed during this Pandemic, RetireSafe has been reaching out to America's Seniors via Surveys to see what issues they are dealing with... quarantine and isolation, access to medical care and medication, supplies, finances, and others.
The first 3 surveys are essentially the same questions, that we sent out for three weeks in a row. We wanted to first see how our Seniors were doing and then to see if their concerns and needs were changing as we got deeper in to this Pandemic.
The 4th survey is asking Seniors about their medical care, in particular access to doctors and medications.
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