AARP Connecticut, the Courant and FoxCT recently hosted an Opinion Leader Forum that brought together a balanced panel of Connecticut policy experts and former elected officials to share their views about the funding challenges facing Social Security and Medicare and how proposed changes being debated in Washington could impact Connecticut residents and their families. Watch the forum below, then keep reading to learn more and make your voice heard at www.earnedasay.org.
About You’ve Earned a Say
In 2012, AARP kicked off You’ve Earned a Say — a national conversation about the future of Medicare and Social Security. Since then, we’ve engaged more than 10 million AARP members, including more than 40,000 here in Connecticut, in a dialogue about how to strengthen these vital programs. Through our outreach, we’ve heard many different ideas (like some of the ones discussed at our recent CT Opinion Leader Forum), but one thing is clear: Our members want responsible, commonsense solutions that will secure Medicare and Social Security for themselves and their children and grandchildren, and keep the promises we’ve made to our nation’s seniors.
In 2013, You’ve Earned a Say is taking what we’ve heard and fighting for responsible solutions that will stabilize Medicare, such as clamping down on drug companies’ high prices, improving care coordination and use of technology, and cutting over-testign and fraud. These are meaningful steps we can take now to reduce costs throughout the health care system without cutting benefits or asking seniors to pay more. And, we’re urging the President and Congress to leave Social Security out of deficit negotiations and instead start a national debate about retirement security.
Through our website, public events, and print publications, You’ve Earned a Say is providing people with clear, factual information about Social Security and Medicare today, as well as policy options for the future. The website also features shareable infographics and a Social Security tool that allows users to choose what changes they would make to Social Security to close the future funding gap.
To learn more and make your voice heard, please visit www.earnedasay.org.