South Dakota AARP weigh in on possible changes to funding for Social Security & Medicare

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- Some US Senators are proposing Congress makes some changes to the way Social Security and Medicare are funded and managed.

South Dakota AARP State Director Erik Gaikowski says they don’t anticipate major changes anytime soon.

Gaikowski says both programs could run into financial issues in the future.

Gaikowski says both Social Security and Medicare can last for generations if Congress is willing to make some smart changes.

Almost one hundred forty thousand people in the state receive payments from Social Security.