What's At Stake This Election:
Our Healthcare

Governor Romney would take away the benefits of the healthcare law, replace Medicare with a voucher program and dismantle the Medicaid safety net. We need more healthcare champions, like President Obama, who will stand up for affordable, quality healthcare for everyone.

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Medicare: Mitt Romney

  • Leaves seniors in the lurch by giving them a Medicare “voucher” instead of guaranteed Medicare benefits.
  • Privatizes Medicare—putting insurance companies back in charge.
  • Increases out-of-pocket costs by more than $6,000 per year.
  • Allows Medicare to go broke by 2016.
  • Makes it harder for seniors to choose their own doctors.

Medicare: Barack Obama

  • Preserves all guaranteed Medicare benefits.
  • Expands benefits—including prevention and screenings.
  • Lowers prescription drug costs for seniors in the "doughnut hole."
  • Adds eight years to the life of Medicare by getting rid of taxpayer subsidies to insurance companies.
  • Taking on waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare; has already recovered $10.7 billion.
  • Has already saved 5.4 million seniors an average of $635 on their prescription drugs.

Facts: Why Medicaid Matters

 

Bill Clinton explains the consequences the Romney-Ryan Medicaid plan would have on everyday working Americans.

What's at stake this 2012 election? Our healthcare.

The healthcare law