Seniors concerned about future of Medicare
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The AARP has released a survey that finds voters at least 50 years of age are concerned about their health and financial future when it comes to Social Security and Medicare.
AARP members gathered at the Westcott Community Center in Syracuse Friday morning to hear the results of the survey and to see what they can do to help. The company polled registered voters who are at least 50 years old from the newly created 24th Congressional District and this is what they found.
Nearly 90 percent of the people polled say they collect Social Security, but only 14 percent say they are confident it will continue to be there for them and their children. 95 percent of respondents say Medicare is critical for seniors, but only 10 percent say they believe it will continue for future generations.
"This poll really shows that people are concerned about their future, they're concerned about the future of their children and they want these programs to be discussed and how they can be strengthened," said Bill Ferris, AARP State Legislator Representative.
AARP officials say the best way to help the future of Social Security and Medicare is to reach out to their Congressional candidates to voice their concerns, and to see where they stand on these important issues.