Romney campaign responds to Obama attack on Medicare plan
Reaction from Bay Buchanan
- Duration 3:57
- Date Sep 10, 2012
Reaction from Bay Buchanan
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-- President Obama repeatedly attacking the -- Ryan Medicare plan during the convention.
Claiming that it will raise costs for seniors by thousands of dollars mr.
Obama cited a report from a liberal advocacy group that says that.
But is this true.
-- -- joins us now she's senior advisor to the Romney campaign bay good morning good to have you here today.
Thanks Martha good to -- with -- so the president basically you know warned seniors that if the Ronnie Ryan Cameron go into a fact that it would end up costing seniors thousands of dollars over their lifetime that the estimated that in that -- planet they cited.
Was -- 125000.
Dollars in some cases over the course of their life attack.
In a market that as you pointed out that study was done by left wing organization.
It was written by an Obama loyalist it has no credibility.
The Obama campaign has attacked Mitt Romney on on his Medicare plan time and again the last couple months.
And one fact -- after another has said that it's either misleading dishonest.
Just in accurate.
And it ends of the key here is that we have to recall what has rock Obama Don watch any talk about what he has done for Medicare and -- Is when he came in office it was headed to bankruptcy will agree there.
But he's done nothing except to rob bit of 716.
Will -- to help pay as Obama care.
And it can't end and he's done nothing to have to try to to make it -- you know he enjoys all the perks of the office marked the body doesn't seem that the interest it.
And doing some of the heavy lifting that's required of that office.
-- but by your estimates for the Romney Ryan plan.
What how much would it end up costing seniors and how you know the voucher plan -- -- -- gives them about -- 6000 dollars to purchase a plan on the free market.
-- in a competitive environment cracked.
-- -- it it we will -- it's going to be a competitive market but at the same time we also have the option to just stay with the what what we have there now.
And in the key is that what.
Mitt Romney's going to do is going to protect all seniors.
-- -- have the planned -- 55 or -- nothing changes.
But we're going to strengthen and protect it and make sure it's there for those who are 55 and younger when they come of age -- arm in need of it so.
The there's always is going to be a better plan we are going to make certain that we take care of the people that need this -- Something that Barack Obama has failed to deal we will make certain that underground rock under -- Mitt Romney.
Seniors will be better off in four years than they are today under Barack Obama.
-- have you seen -- that that there's this plan that would have been put forth by HHS.
Under the Obama administration.
Which some are saying sounds an awful lot like a voucher program because that the porous two million who receive Medicare.
Would be pushed back to the states and the states would then give them vouchers to sort of purchased.
Managed care plans within those states and some are saying you know that the president has basically come up with.
His own voucher plan even though he is very critical of the voucher plan that exists they -- called that but under running riot.
You know I -- -- not I have not seen that but I do know that that is without the question the way we need to go to make certain that it is solvent in the future.
Right now it's going to be bankrupt in twelve years completely bankrupt and and so there -- different ways of handling this and Mitt Romney has been very -- has put his plan out there.
And he guarantee I will guarantee -- I know that Americans will be able to look forward to seeing something -- he is going to get down.
To the grass.
You know -- exact all the nuts and bolts of this plan and make certain that he strengthens it.
So that is there twelve years from now was Barack Obama has been nothing but rob -- of 716.
Million dollars on a challenge for both.
I insist to get very specific on that in the coming how we will so that the folks can evaluate what they think before they head to the ballot box thank you so much bag that you -- like a baby can't.