Obama for America Releases New Television Ad: “Facts”
CHICAGO -- Mitt Romney continues to mislead the American people about President Obama’s record on Medicare – and skip the truth about his own plan to eliminate the guarantee of Medicare and provide people with a voucher to buy health care instead. To set the record straight, Obama for America is releasing a new television advertisement today titled “Facts” that cuts through the Romney campaign's false and hypocritical attacks. Governor Romney cynically claims that Obamacare weakened Medicare solvency, when in fact the exact opposite is true. The President has extended the life of the program by nearly a decade. If Romney had his way, it would run out of money by 2016. The President’s health care law eliminates insurance company subsidies, and cracks down on waste and fraud in Medicare – saving $716 billion – and doesn’t cut a single guaranteed Medicare benefit. Congressman Ryan included the same savings in his budget, which Romney called ‘marvelous’ and said he’d sign into law.
The nonpartisan AARP says the health care reform law strengthens Medicare by extending its solvency and cracking down on fraud and wasteful subsides to insurance companies. And the AARP also said that the Ryan plan would undermine Medicare and could lead to higher costs for seniors. In fact, the Romney-Ryan vouchers would eliminate Medicare’s guaranteed benefits and could raise health costs by up to $6,400 per year. That’s hardly the formula for moving America forward.
“Facts” will air in New Hampshire, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Colorado & Nevada.
"Now Mitt Romney is attacking the President on Medicare?"
"The non-partisan AARP says Obamacare 'cracks down on Medicare fraud, waste, and abuse' and 'strengthens guaranteed benefits'."
"And the Ryan plan?"
"AARP says it would undermine ... Medicare and could lead to higher costs for seniors...."
"And experts say Ryan's voucher plan could raise future retirees' costs more than six thousand dollars."
"Get the facts."
Go to: MedicareFacts.com