Johnson Talks Medicare with Seniors in Austintown
Aug 6, 2012 -
Published August 6, 2012
Republican Bill Johnson of Marietta spent Monday morning visiting with people at the Austintown Senior Center.
He spoke about plans by some in Congress to salvage the Medicare and Social Security systems while still tackling the nation's trillion-dollar deficit.
Johnson said getting his ideas across isn't always easy because of so many mixed messages coming from Washington.
"The majority of them, once we explain what we're doing to fight for them, they get it. But the prime media outlets, they're not gonna tell what we are doing to try and save the system," Johnson said.
Johnson claims Medicare is enrolling 10,000 new participants each day, warning that unless Congress takes action to save the system, it will go bankrupt by 2024.