Democrats see the Republican plan to change how seniors get health care as a big winner for President Barack Obama. GOP candidate Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan back a proposal to have seniors get federal help to choose private plans or traditional Medicare, starting in 2023.
Republicans aren't shying away from the controversy. Thursday, the Romney campaign released a new ad promoting its Medicare view.
Here's a text:
SEN. MARCO RUBIO (R-Fla.): “Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan get it. Medicare is going broke.”
RUBIO: “That’s not politics. It’s math. Anyone who wants to leave Medicare like it is, is for letting it go bankrupt. My mother’s eighty-one and depends on Medicare.”
VIDEO TEXT: “The Romney-Ryan Plan”
VIDEO TEXT: “Preserving Medicare For Our Seniors”
VIDEO TEXT: “Strengthening Medicare For Our Future”
RUBIO: “We can save Medicare without changing hers, but only if younger Americans accept that our Medicare will be different than our parents’, when we retire in thirty years. But after all they did for us, isn’t that the least we can do?”