August 17, 2012 at 10:41 am
The Obama campaign on Friday launched a new ad in Florida and seven other swing states defending the president’s record on Medicare and suggesting Paul Ryan’s proposal would “lead to higher costs for seniors.”
The spot is a rebuttal to a Romney campaign ad launched earlier this week, which argues Obama’s signature 2010 health care reform law cut billions from Medicare.
The 30-second spot, entitled “Facts,” quotes a study by the AARP that says Obama’s health care reform law “cracks down on Medicare fraud, waste, and abuse,” and eventually “strengthens guaranteed benefits.”
The ad also argues the Romney-Ryan plan “would undermine Medicare and could lead to higher costs for seniors.”
“Experts say Ryan’s voucher plan could raise future retirees’ costs more than $6,000,” the ad’s narrator says in the spot.
“Facts” marks the Obama campaign’s first ad on Medicare since Romney announced his selection of Ryan on Saturday.