Seniors Concerned About Government Cuts
Proposed government cuts have senior citizens worried about future benefits. The system of Medicare and Social Security have become increasingly difficult to navigate. Social Security payments have not gone up to reflect the cost of living for two years. the struggle has been amplified by the budget fight taking place on capitol hill. Boni Braunbeck from the Executive Council of AARP Montana explains the uphill struggle seniors currently face.
187,000 Montanans rely on entitlement spending from the federal government, in the forms of Medicare, Social Security, and other benefits.