U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei will address issues important to seniors, including Medicare and Social Security, during his second telephone town hall meeting.
Maffei, D-DeWitt, will host the telephone town hall from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Thousands of residents in the 24th Congressional District will receive an automated phone call asking them if they would like to participate, Maffei's office said. Members of the general public can participate in the call by dialing (855) 246-7045 and the code 22015#.
The telephone town hall will focus on seniors' issues like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Maffei will be joined by Social Security Works co-founder Eric Kingson and National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare president and CEO Max Richtman.
One of the topics that could come up during the call is the proposed chained consumer price index (CPI) for Social Security benefits. President Barack Obama included the chained CPI for Social Security benefits in his 2014 budget proposal. Maffei asked Obama to reconsider the proposal. He believes the chained CPI could have a negative impact on benefits for Social Security recipients.
Nearly 4,000 people participated in the first telephone town hall Maffei hosted in February. The subject of the town hall was the sequester and the automatic spending cuts that went into effect.Â