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A group advocating for the preservation of Social Security and Medicare say the likely elimination of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, will have an impact on people that has had little publicity.

Dan Adcock is Director of Government Relations and Policy for the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.

He says if repealed, one example impacting seniors would be prescription drugs...

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The country could save more than $100 billion dollars by negotiating with drug companies concerning prescription drug costs through Medicare. That assessment from Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Russ Feingold. Feingold says the issue needs attention..

Democratic lawmakers are speaking out against a proposal that would cut thousands of people from the Senior Care prescription drug coverage program.

Governor Scott Walker’s budget proposal would require everyone enrolled in SeniorCare to instead apply for Medicare Part D. Only those not eligible could stick with Senior Care. 

Democratic State Senator Kathleen Vinehout says switching to Medicare Part D will mean higher costs for constituents. 

The Wisconsin Alliance For Retired Persons is holding a town hall meeting Friday morning in Rhinelander about potential cuts to Social Security and Medicare and other related topics.

Alliance President Billy Feitlinger says he wants to hear from those affected what potential cuts by Congress would mean.

"The most important one is the changing of the annual adjustment for cost of living. That would be very detrimental to current seniors if the formula was changed for that."