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Share Your Ideas on Social Security, Medicare

AARP NJ members discuss importance of programs

At 63, Deptford resident Beverly Ockimey could have several decades of retirement ahead. But the former administrative assistant said she's only somewhat confident that Social Security will outlive her.
 
"You don't know what the future holds," she said. "You could have it today, but the politicians could take it tomorrow."
 
She was among two dozen members of the AARP New Jersey
Woodbury chapter who discussed the importance of Social Security and Medicare at a You've Earned a Say forum in April. Many echoed Ockimey's doubts.
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