Congressman Hank Johnson to host town hall on ACA, Medicare

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Congressman Hank Johnson (District 4) will host a town hall meeting with seniors to discuss the impact of the Republican Congress plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Johnson said he plans to discuss proposed changes for Medicare service that would, among other things, shorten the solvency of the federally-subsidized program.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., at the Lou Walker Senior Center, 2538 Panola Road, Lithonia.

Under the proposed ACA repeal, millions of seniors would have to pay more for their prescription drugs and face hefty co-pays for key preventive services such as cancer screenings. Currently, key preventive services are free for Medicare recipients under ACA.

Washington, D.C. representatives have said, however, the GOP plans to privatize Medicare and use a voucher program that would shift health care costs to seniors and drastically slash Medicaid spending, either with a block grant or a per-capita cap.

Johnson said Cindy Zeldin, executive director for Georgians for a Healthy Future and Kathleen Connors, a Health and Human Services partner/ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will be guest speakers at his town hall.

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