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Mon March 19, 2012
AARP is looking for Medicare and Social Security opinions
People in Wyoming are being asked to share their opinions on the future of Medicare and Social Security. The A-A-R-P is asking citizens to go to the website Earned-A-Say-dot-org and give their views on the importance of both programs to their lives and what they think about federal ideas to potentially reform both Medicare and Social Security. A-A-R-P Wyoming State Director Tim Summers says his organization has done studies and has found that people in rural areas are unlikely to have a pension plan and for that reason, social security is critical.
“Actually there is a greater reliance on social security for retirement funds as people age, so it’s extremely important. Not only for retirees but for survivors.”
Summers says proposed cuts to Medicare providers might also concern older Wyoming citizens who could lose access to their health care providers if the cuts are too great. Summers says this is part-one of a year-long effort to get more citizen input to leaders in Washington D-C.