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Talk: Health care reform’s impact on seniors

“Keep government out of my Medicare” was an oft-parodied sign waved at rallies during the debates that led up to passage by Congress of health care reform legislation. Now that the law is on the books, how does it affect Evanston seniors?

“Keep government out of my Medicare” was an oft-parodied sign waved at rallies during the debates that led up to passage by Congress of health care reform legislation. Now that the law is on the books, how does it affect Evanston seniors?

To supply some answers, Northfield-based North Shore Senior Center, which serves older adults in Evanston and other North Shore communities, has scheduled a free lecture by a representative of a Washington-based advocacy group for seniors.

John Glaser, grassroots manager for the National Committee To Preserve Social Security and Medicare, will speak about “Health Care Reform: What’s In It for Seniors?” at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, at the Center, located at 161 Northfield Road in Northfield. Registration for the event is not required.

Glaser is a frequent speaker before senior groups on issues pertaining to Social Security, Medicare, and related initiatives, including the newly formed “Fiscal Commission,” which will be considering possible benefit cuts to the entitlement programs upon which seniors and others depend. He promises to provide ample time for questions and answers after his presentation, according to Loryn B. Kogan, director of community relations for the Center. 

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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