A group advocating for the preservation of Social Security and Medicare is hosting a meeting next week in Rhinelander to explain some of the proposed cuts to the programs.
Billy Feitlinger from the Wisconsin Alliance For Retired Persons says Congress is looking at budget cutting this fall with both programs on the table...
"....we want to get the word out to current and future retirees that Congress is looking at cutting some of Social Security, Medicare and trying to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act, and then ask if they are not supportive of these kinds of cuts...."
The town hall forum will discuss how the "Chained CPI" formula for adjusting cost of living increases will affect future dollars. He says they want to shed light on whether Social Security adds to the federal deficit and the impact of what repealing the Affordable Health Care Act would mean to Medicare.
The meeting is set for Friday, August 30 at 9:30 a.m. at the Rhinelander District Library. Feitlinger says the meeting is open to anyone with concerns about Social Security and Medicare.