US Sen. Merkley visits Astoria

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, second from right, holds a roundtable discussion on senior citizen issues with, from left, Charles Schweigert, Drew Herzig, Lianne Thompson and Tod Jones Wednesday inside Clatsop Community College's Towler Hall. The group discussed local challenges, such as limited Medicare choices and rising water bills, as well as larger issues like drug affordability and Medicare complexity. Merkley is having similar conversations across the state with selected seniors about access to health care and receiving an income from Social Security.

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