About Town: October 13, 2020

Schatz to discuss Social Security, Medicare

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz will update constituents on the status of Social Security, Medicare and another COVID-19 stimulus package at a Telephone Town Hall sponsored by AARP Hawaii.

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AARP Hawaii State Director Kealii Lopez will moderate the telephone forum that gets underway at 11:05 a.m. Oct. 22. The town hall will also be simulcast on Facebook Live at the AARP Hawaii Facebook page.

“Social Security, Medicare and the high cost of prescription drugs, which is a major reason for Medicare cost increases, are important issues to voters 50-plus. That’s why we invited Sen. Schatz to answer questions about the future of these programs and to talk about the chances of Congress passing another COVID-19 stimulus program that can bring financial relief to Hawai`i residents and businesses and provide funding to help vulnerable kupuna in long-term care facilities,” Lopez said.

The Telephone Town Hall works like a call-in radio program, except that it is held over the telephone instead of broadcast on radio. Participants can sign up at vekeo.com/aarphawaii to receive a telephone call on Oct. 22 when the town hall program begins. Participants will have a chance to ask the senator questions or they can just listen to the forum.

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The program is free and AARP membership is not required to participate.

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