Connecticut AARP Officials Travel To Washington, DC

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Leaders of the Connecticut AARP branch are meeting with the congressional delegation to express their opposition to President Barack Obama’s proposal to change the way inflation is measured.

AARP State Director Nora Duncan and State President Laura Green are scheduled to meet on Wednesday with the lawmakers in Washington, D.C.

The president’s 2014 budget includes a new measure that would show a lower level of inflation than the more widely used Consumer Price Index. It would have far-reaching effects because many programs are adjusted annually based on changes in consumer prices. AARP said the change would lead to benefit cuts for millions of Social Security recipients.

The Connecticut AARP officials are also seeking changes affecting Medicare, such as reducing waste and inefficiency, and reforming payment incentives to doctors and hospitals.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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