Debate 2012: Obama’s Dubious Medicare “Voucher” Claim

From The Foundry:

President Obama made an oft-repeated claim on Medicare during Wednesday night’s presidential debate that distorts attempts to reform the program.

The president accused Governor Mitt Romney of favoring a “voucher” program for Medicare, by citing, ironically, a plan previously supported by Romney’s running mate, Representative Paul Ryan. The voucher label can be politically toxic, but bears little resemblance to Ryan’s actual Medicare proposal (in its most recent iteration).

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