New Romney ad targets Obama Medicare cuts
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WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney’s campaign released a new TV ad today hammering President Obama for cutting billions out of Medicare.
The ad cites a Congressional Budget Office report last month, which found that Obama sliced $716 billion from Medicare as a way to make up some of the cost of his Affordable Care Act. The ad’s narrator claims that Romney and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, will “protect Medicare benefits for today’s seniors and strengthen the plan for the next generation.”
The Medicare cuts being referenced this week by the Romney campaign involve cuts to Medicare Advantage, or Medicare Part C. Unlike the original Medicare, in which seniors receive health coverage directly through the federal government, Medicare Advantage allows seniors and others who qualify to receive their benefits through private health insurance plans.
The Obama campaign has attacked Ryan over his Medicare reform plan, which locks in the current system for current beneficiaries, as well as anyone currently 55 and older, but transforms Medicare into a premium support model, or voucher program, for future recipients.
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