The AARP South Dakota 2013 You’ve Earned a Say statewide tour is underway! Our first stop in Sioux Falls kicked off the tour with a great crowd and a great discussion about responsible, commonsense solutions to keep Medicare and Social Security strong for not only current recipients, but for generations to come.
Michael Haugen, of Sioux Falls is still a few years away from retirement, but came to educate himself, and learn how proposals being discussed in Washington could affect him when he does retire and begin seeking the benefits he’s earned by paying into Medicare and Social Security during his working years.
The crowd consensus was that something needs to be done to contain health care costs through allowing Medicare to negotiate for lower prescription drug prices, through better coordination of care to prevent costly hospital readmissions, and by doing a better job of fighting fraud.
David Daniels of Sioux Falls, said careful consideration needs to be put into any proposals before they move forward.
He also had concerns about raising the eligibility age for Medicare.
We hope you’ll join us along the way, and have YOUR say on the future of Medicare and Social Security.
Check our Event Calendar for a complete list of dates and locations for upcoming You’ve Earned a Say community conversations.