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Dubuque seniors discuss Social Security, Medicare

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

Social Security and Medicare are big talking points this election season. Seniors in Dubuque voiced their opinions to AARP Thursday about the programs' futures.

It's part of AARP's national effort at gathering input on the programs called "You've Earned a Say".

Anthony Carroll led Thursday's session in Dubuque. He's the associate state director of advocacy for AARP Iowa.

"As the name suggests, it's, 'You've earned a say' because you've either paid into the system and are receiving benefit, or you're like me: you're still paying into the system," Carroll said after Thursday's program. "We know that changes are likely, whoever's president, whoever controls Congress. It's an opportunity to get people to speak up, ask them what their values are as it relates to Social Security and Medicare and get their feedback on what should be done."

Nationwide, state branches of AARP are holding these listening sessions for people of all ages. The organization is gathering opinions about Social Security and Medicare, which it plans on presenting to Congress.

People can call AARP Iowa at 1-866-554-5378 or visit EarnedASay.org to voice their opinions about the future of Social Security and Medicare.

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