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A Statement from AMAC CEO Rebecca Weber

To our age 50 + friends,

I wanted to reach out to you during these challenging times to assure you that the Association of Mature Americans (AMAC) is doing everything we can to help protect people who are at risk for contracting the coronavirus, keep the outbreak in a calm perspective, set the expectations of what is to come while continuing to fight for your interests in Washington, DC.

Here’s a snapshot of what we’ve been doing:

  • In the interest of containing the spread of the virus, we’ve postponed our annual conference as well as all AMAC advocacy events throughout the country
  • We’ve committed to the free flow of information from our trusted sources by creating a special section on amac.us dedicated to the coronavirus and are constantly updating it
  • Taken steps to ensure that our United States-based call centers are fully operational to support AMAC members as well as anyone who chooses to contact us
  • Successfully recommended that the White House establish a timeline of events describing how quickly and thoroughly the President has responded to the crisis
  • Conduct on-going dialogue with medical experts on AMAC media platforms to keep people informed
  • Highlighted and supported the expansion of care for Medicare patients, including telemedicine
  • Recognized the financial implications for seniors living on a fixed-income during this time and urged Congress to protect Social Security benefits from court-ordered garnishment and recommended a guaranteed cost of living increase for beneficiaries in 2021
  • Successfully fought for the provision that allows for penalty free withdrawals from retirement accounts for necessary purchases that was included in virus aid legislation
  • Encouraged Congress to pass H.R. 856 to increase access to healthcare for low-income individuals and families
  • Watched very carefully the legislative maneuvering on Capitol Hill to prevent political opportunists from taking advantage of the crisis by inserting bad policies into virus aid bills
  • As this political watchdog, we’ve already identified harmful policies that would drive up medical costs and limit access to health care that were included in some legislation and successfully fought to have them removed
  • Continued this fight to have more bad policy removed from virus aid legislation that would restrict patient options and potentially price-fix and overregulate the direct primary care option

Friends, AMAC is here for you. We are tirelessly fighting for your interests as we have done for 13 years. We’ve redoubled our efforts during this crisis and ask that you remain calm and act with prudence. While we are working hard to do our part in supporting people during this emergency, we put our faith in God’s providence and ask Him to grant wisdom to our leaders, strength for stressed-out healthcare workers and first responders, ingenuity to scientists to develop new therapies and also for His healing hand to comfort us all.

Sincerely,

Rebecca Weber

Chief Executive Officer

Association of Mature American Citizens

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Carol L. Baril
6 months ago

Thank you for your update and words of hope. Too many are just in panic mode so it’s nice to hear some calm and faithful words. We should all live by faith not fear!

Dave
6 months ago

Another, possibly the most dangerous, thing we must watch out for are gun and ammunition restrictions attached to healthcare or coronavirus bills.
We MUST ensure that the dems cannot misuse good bills to tack on bad legislation.

Carmen
6 months ago

You have brought a calming to a stressful situation I commend you and your good advice especially having a Faith in God however you Believe in Him.You are a shining Light for AMAC and all its Members. May God continue to Bless You

Rick B.
6 months ago

Dan would be very proud of how you’ve taken up the reigns. Thank you.

PapaGrouch
6 months ago

I love AMAC! The site, content, principles and values of our organization is just top shelf! And the people who run it, and our members! Talk about a unified, cohesive family of real Americans! And you know something else? America needs AMAC. The benefits are great, too, and always getting better, but it’s the people that are our core. We have a terrific, energetic and proactive leader in Rebecca Weber. Thank you, Rebecca! You’re pretty darn incredible. President Trump, we’ve got your back. We’re going to get through this Covid-19 mess in spite of the Democrats, media, academia and leftists,… Read more »

Rob Warren
6 months ago

Thank you for your tireless support and delivery of calm initiative.
Faith, not panic always is the best approach to all situations.

Samuel Sellers
6 months ago

Thank you Rebecca,
If more people would take time to read the manual for living (Bible), they would not be so fearful! God promises in His Word to PROTECT, PROVIDE, HEAL, (broken bodies, minds, and hearts), and supply our every NEED, they wouldn’t be acting so rediculous! Thank you for all you do. God bless all of you at AMAC! Samuel Sellers

Jeff Byrne
6 months ago

Thank you. AMAC is truly a blessing to us senior citizens, not only in this troubled time, but in our every day ‘normal’ lives. Please keep up the good work.

Lindell Doty
6 months ago

Wow! You have been busy caring for the interests of us old folks. Thank you.

Deborah Harper
6 months ago

Dear AMAC, Thank you for All you are Doing.
Both my Husband and I are Self Employed and out of Work during this COVID-19 Crisis. We do not have unemployment to Collect. I Pray🙏🙏
That the Stimulus Plan will Cover the Self Employed.
Thank you
Deborah

Ron Price
6 months ago

Rebecca, Thank you for this update. Since Dan’s passing, I thought as Dan goes, there goes AMAC. Losing Dan was a sad day for us and for all y’all. I am hopeful that Dan had a succession plan in place and his legacy will live on. We have a good thing going at AMAC. However, I believe y’all are missing the conservative growth momentum with our fearless leader, Donald Trump in office. AARP is everywhere, but AMAC is not. Marketing is not hard, but requires time, outside the box thinking and some money, but not as much as the herd… Read more »

Cath
6 months ago

Everyone seems to be doing a great job of sharing and helping. May I please add that one of the nicest things you can actually do for the elderly is to …give them a call if they live alone. They probably have no human contact and would appreciate just even a few words – conversation and nothing to cause worry like “are you aware of the virus and how it is affecting the people your age”…not a good conversation. How about something like…”anything you need and can’t get yourself?” How about a trip to a drive through restaurant and a… Read more »

Woody Winter
6 months ago

It is obvious that AMAC, was left in very capable hands. I for one am very sad for your loss and ours. Please continue with the great work that has made AMAC what it is.

George
6 months ago

We are having a wake up call and pray that the political swamp will finally perform in the best interests of its citizens. Borders and irresponsible out sourcing are in the for front. Congress needs to work as a team for the common good of all. Out with partisanship, pork barrel and special interest politics.
We need to vote our hearts and God given conscience. Obstruction of the loosing party against the will of the people is outright criminal and wasted opportunity.
GOD BLESS AMERICA

Steve Shannon
6 months ago

Mrs. Weber. Two Christmases ago, your late husband gave every AMAC member a remarkable book, “Eagles and Evergreens.” I first assumed that Dan wrote it, then thought it might be about him. But, it turned out to be a compilation of short stories and anecdotes about life in a small town in Maine. It left me wondering whether Dan grew up in that area or just wanted to share the philosophies that shaped his life. I’ve been a writer throughout my life, and when Dan’s gift arrived, I was planning to do a book on Mike Lindell, the My Pillow… Read more »

Joanned
6 months ago

Thank you for Good efforts All of us are in need of positive actions 🇺🇸

Bill M
6 months ago

Beautiful recap Rebecca. Especially when you are grieving. Re the marketing comment. One thought a well done poster that could be posted in church vestibules, local McDonalds etc … simple but might help.

Kenneth Gurvin
6 months ago

How about fighting to get Congress to suspend RMD’s?

Elena Tellez
6 months ago

You are doing a wonderful job, Rebecca Weber. Your father would be very proud of you and your organization. Besides, your photograph reveals a very beautiful young woman.

: Pat
6 months ago

Thank you. Rebecca, for your prayers…..for everyone and your uplifting assurances of God’s care.

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