WASHINGTON, DC — AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins made a statement in response to the Social Security and Medicare Trustees report released today:
AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins said “Social Security and Medicare remain strong in the long term. We hope to work with Congress and the administration to sustain these vital social insurance programs for current and future generations in a bipartisan manner. Social Security should remain separate from the budget. Medicare can improve if we reduce the overall cost of health care, rather than impose an age tax, and if we lower prescription costs, instead of giving tax breaks to drug and insurance companies.”
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