Florida voters more afraid of Obama’s Medicare plan than Ryan’s
And rightly so, seniors. Try getting a doctor now who accepts Medicare patients. We are finding across the nation, more doctors are denying taking on Medicare patients, and where I am, most of them are leaving the area. A recent poll was done in Florida, where more afraid of President Obama’s health care overhaul than Paul Ryan’s budget plan when it comes to Medicare’s future, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll released Thursday.
Of the 500 polled, 40% chose Obama’s plan which scares them the most.
These results come as both campaigns
elevate the issue of Medicare in their ads, interviews and stump speeches — particularly in Florida, with its large senior population. Ryan is the author of the controversial budget plan that would, 10 years from now, give seniors the option of using a government payment to buy private insurance. Obama’s campaign says the plan would “end Medicare as we know it.”
But Ryan and Mitt Romney are firing back, claiming that “ObamaCare” is the one that guts Medicare by “raiding” the entitlement to pay for the health care law. Ryan repeated that line in Ohio Thursday, saying “he raided $716 billion from Medicare to pay for Obamacare. This will lead to fewer services for seniors.” Fox News
The poll from Aug. 15 had a margin of error of 4.5 percentage points.
The poll also asked Floridians whether they prefer Obama or Romney. The results were roughly even, with 45 percent choosing Romney and 43 percent choosing Obama.