Media Advisory: You've Earned a Say Community Conversation Sept. 24
What: You've Earned a Say Community Conversation about responsible solutions to keep Medicare strong and prevent harmful cuts to Social Security.
When: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013; 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Where: Peterson Senior Center, 2020 West 11th Street Kearney, NE
Who: AARP Nebraska Advocacy Director Mark Intermill; AARP Nebraska Volunteer Advocate Alan Reigenborn; AARP members, seniors and the general public will take part in a dialogue open to the media.
Why: Social Security and Medicare are more vital than ever for older Americans in today's troubled economy. Facing widespread loss of retirement savings and home equity, coupled with rising health care costs, seniors count on these programs to provide the foundation of income security and health care they need in retirement.
You've Earned a Say is a national conversation about strengthening health and retirement security for today's seniors and future generations. Too many politicians in Washington say the answer to the challenges facing Medicare is to cut benefits or force seniors to pay more. AARP is fighting for responsible, commonsense solutions to keep Medicare and Social Security strong, not harmful cuts that break the promises we've made to those who've paid in all their lives.
In Nebraska, 308,790 residents depend on Social Security benefits to help pay their monthly bills, while 280,441 residents count on Medicare for affordable health care, including guaranteed coverage for doctors, hospitals and prescription drugs.
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