Obama pushes back on Romney-Ryan Medicare attacks
“As part of the Affordable Care Act … we’ve extended the life of Medicare by almost a decade,” the president said. “And I’ve proposed reforms that will save Medicare money by getting rid of wasteful spending in the health care system and reining in insurance companies – reforms that won’t touch your guaranteed Medicare benefits. Not by a single dime.”
The president’s remarks came after two weeks of Mr. Romney, Mr. Ryan and other Republicans hammering the president on the Affordable Care Act’s reduction of $716 billion in Medicare spending over the next decade.
The president dismissed the attacks on his signature legislative accomplishment as “misinformation” and “overheated rhetoric.”
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