San Diego --- Over 150 people participated in the Town Hall on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid (Medi-Cal) on Tuesday. The standing-room only crowd heard from advocates and experts on these issues and participated in a lively exchange with speakers on the future of important retirement security programs.
Participants included seniors from area senior centers, people with disabilities, homecare workers, and local members and affiliates of CA Alliance for Retired Americans. Translation was provided in Spanish and Vietnamese. The program concluded at 12:00 with lunch, birthday cake, song, and celebration of Medicare’s 46th anniversary that is July 30th.
Guy Cargulia, CARA CAT Convenor said, “The meeting is an example of the interest and concern that people have for their retirement security. The new faces and organizations involved is inspiring! With so many Californians already struggling to get by, things would be much worse without Social Security, Medicare, and Medi-Cal. Fortunately, people are willing to get involved to save these programs from the chopping block."