President Obama slammed Mitt Romney’s Medicare plan today, telling seniors in the battleground state of Florida that his rival’s proposal would force them to fend for themselves and hurt them financially.
“He plans to turn Medicare into a voucher program,” the president told a rowdy crowd at Century Village. “Understand how that works. If the voucher isn’t worth what it takes to buy health insurance in the private marketplace, you’re out of luck. You’ve got to make up the difference. You’re on your own.
“Florida, that is wrong. It’s wrong to ask you to pay more for Medicare so that people who are doing well right now get even more,” the president added. “That’s no way to reduce the deficit. We shouldn’t be squeezing more money out of our seniors. My plan is to squeeze more money out of the health care system that is being wasted.”
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