AARP Plans Public Meeting on Social Security, Medicare Reforms

AARP North Dakota will seek public input on Social Se­curity and Medicare reform proposals being debated in Washington and on the campaign trail at an August 16 meeting in Bismarck.

As part of its You’ve Earned a Say campaign, AARP has enlisted a broad range of experts from all political views and contrasting viewpoints to share their ideas on Social Security and Medicare reform.

The meeting will focus on the pros and cons of the proposals under consid­eration and allow meeting participants to weigh in on the choices to strengthen Social Security and Medicare for to­day’s retirees and future generations.

“Social Security and Medicare are both critical to the economic security of the majority of older North Dako­tans.

These programs will be even more critical for future generations be­cause of the skyrocketing cost of health care and declines in tradition­al retirement pensions,” said AARP North Dakota State Director Janis Cheney.

“People have earned a voice in the debate about the future of these programs and the right to know what changes politicians are putting on the table,”

Cheney said. “We’re commit­ted to making You’ve Earned a Say an inclusive conversation with our members and adults of all ages.” The meeting is from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Doublewood Inn, 1400 E. Inter­change Ave., Bismarck. Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served beginning at 6 p.m. For more information and to register, call toll-free 1-877-926-8300.

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