AARP hosting meetings on Medicare, Social Security

AARP hosting meetings on Medicare, Social Security

Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 8:00 pm

NASHVILLE (AP) — The AARP announced Monday a series of town hall meetings and forums across the state to get Tennesseans’ input on the future of Medicare and Social Security.
Members of AARP Tennessee said at a press conference that they’re launching a so-called “listening tour” in Johnson City, Knoxville, Nashville and Jackson on April 4, and in Memphis on April 5.
On May 17, there’s an opportunity for concerned Tennesseans to be part of a live studio audience in Nashville on the national RFD-TV show “AARP Live.”
According to AARP, a new survey finds that most Americans believe lawmakers in Washington are making too many decisions about Medicare and Social Security behind closed doors and not listening to the public.
AARP Tennessee State Director Rebecca Kelly said the meetings will allow everyday people who invest in Medicare and Social Security to “join the conversation because your health and retirement security are at stake.” “We are here today to launch a listening tour, because we want to hear from Tennesseans,” Kelly said. “We want to know what you think can be done to strengthen and protect Social Security and Medicare, for your grandchildren and their grandchildren.” Published in The Messenger 3.21.12

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