ProtectSeniors.Org Begins Lobbying for Retirees on Capitol Hill 



Help is on the way for beleaguered retirees who are trying to deal with rising costs and shrinking healthcare coverage. 


In recent months, a group of former telephone company employees banded together to form ProtectSeniors.Org. This new organization is dedicated to push for passage of legislation friendly to retirees. Specifically, ProtectSeniors.Org says their focus is on H.R. 1322, the Emergency Retiree Health Benefits Protection Act, sponsored by Rep. John Tierney (D-Massachusetts).


Created in early 2006 ProtectSeniors.Org leaders say they took a second major step forward in their efforts to activate some of estimated 20 million retirees around the country, who have been deeply impacted by the cuts or outright loss of healthcare benefits once promised to them by their former employer. 


“This is a national crisis of huge proportions,” said ProtectSeniors.Org co-founder and President, James E. Casey. “Corporate America is trying to solve its financial problems by shifting healthcare costs to retirees, who can least afford the additional burden.” 


ProtectSeniors.Org has already brought on board Washington, D.C. lobbyist Paul A. Miller as its new executive director and chief lobbyist. Miller was an aide to Les Aspin former U.S. Congressman and U.S. Secretary of Defense. He is also best known as President of the American League of Lobbyists, an association representing the lobbying community and is playing an active role in the current debate in Washington on lobbying reform. 


Mr. Paul A. Miller. 

President, American League

of Lobbyists and Executive

Director of ProtectSeniors.org


When contacted about his new role with the national retiree group, Miller commented, “I am very excited about the opportunity this offers me and the members of ProtectSeniors.Org. The leadership of ProtectSeniors.Org should be commended for their efforts to create an organization for the over 20 million former employees who were promised healthcare and then had it pulled out from underneath them,” he said. 


Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the organization plans to aggressively educate members of Congress as to the critical problems facing people who, at the time they need it the most, are watching their coverage shrink and their premiums soar.


Help is on the way for beleaguered retirees who are trying to deal with rising costs and shrinking healthcare coverage. 


In recent months, a group of former telephone company employees banded together to form ProtectSeniors.Org. This new organization is dedicated to push for passage of legislation friendly to retirees. Specifically, ProtectSeniors.Org says their focus is on H.R. 1322, the Emergency Retiree Health Benefits Protection Act, sponsored by Rep. John Tierney (D-Massachusetts).


Created in early 2006 ProtectSeniors.Org leaders say they took a second major step forward in their efforts to activate some of estimated 20 million retirees around the country, who have been deeply impacted by the cuts or outright loss of healthcare benefits once promised to them by their former employer. 


“This is a national crisis of huge proportions,” said ProtectSeniors.Org co-founder and President, James E. Casey. “Corporate America is trying to solve its financial problems by shifting healthcare costs to retirees, who can least afford the additional burden.” 


ProtectSeniors.Org has already brought on board Washington, D.C. lobbyist Paul A. Miller as its new executive director and chief lobbyist. Miller was an aide to Les Aspin former U.S. Congressman and U.S. Secretary of Defense. He is also best known as President of the American League of Lobbyists, an association representing the lobbying community and is playing an active role in the current debate in Washington on lobbying reform. 


When contacted about his new role with the national retiree group, Miller commented, “I am very excited about the opportunity this offers me and the members of ProtectSeniors.Org. The leadership of ProtectSeniors.Org should be commended for their efforts to create an organization for the over 20 million former employees who were promised healthcare and then had it pulled out from underneath them,” he said. 


Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the organization plans to aggressively educate members of Congress as to the critical problems facing people who, at the time they need it the most, are watching their coverage shrink and their premiums soar.



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