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Washington: Don't Use My Medicare and Social Security as a Bargaining Chip

12-4-2014 Washington DC:

From AARP:

A new round of budget talks means harmful cuts to your Medicare and Social Security benefits are on the table again. Make your voice heard.

Medicare provides affordable health care for millions of seniors, but the program faces long-term challenges. Unfortunately, too many politicians think the answer is cutting benefits or forcing seniors to pay more. AARP believes we need responsible solutions to Medicare, such as clamping down on drug companies' high prices, improving care coordination and cracking down on over-testing, waste and fraud. Tell Washington what you think... Continued..

Social Security is a self-financed program that doesn't contribute to the deficit, yet the president and some members of Congress have proposed cutting it as part of a budget deal. One proposal would cut the yearly cost of living adjustment (COLA) millions of seniors depend on to afford health care, prescription drugs and utility bills. AARP believes we need a separate debate about how to protect Social Security for seniors and strengthen it for future generations. Tell Washington what you think... Continued...

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