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Obama, Ryan Offer Dueling Visions Of Medicare To AARP

(Kaiser Health News) GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan was booed and heckled on Friday when he told an AARP convention in New Orleans that he would repeal President Barack Obama's health law.
In contrast, Obama's remarks about Medicare -- delivered by live satellite an hour earlier -- were warmly received.
Both candidates presented themselves as the protectors of seniors' health benefits and accused the other of being untruthful as they sought to galvanize support among one of the most important voting blocs.  The remarks came as a USA Today/Gallup found the president remains more trusted to address Medicare's challenges in several swing states. In the nation's 12 top battlegrounds, including Florida, voters by 50 percent to 44 percent say they have more faith in Obama than his Republican challenger on Medicare. 
Obama told seniors that repealing his health law and adopting Republican strategies on Medicare would boost the profits of insurance companies at the expense of seniors.
"No American should ever spend their golden years at the mercy of insurance companies," Obama told the conference via live satellite.
Community: Jeff Danziger:
My message to Kaiser Health News: Your front-page teaser for the article "Obama, Ryan Offer Dueling Visions Of Medicare To AARP" contains an error. Medicare is NOT an entitlement program, it's a pay-as-you-go system. Shame on you for passing on right-wing lies.
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