Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen Says Ryan Medicare Plan Is Bad Deal For Americans

08/20/12 Robert Lorei
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Good afternoon, welcome to The Last Call. I'm Rob Lorei. Our guest - Congressman Chris Van Hollen who is the ranking Member of the House Budget Committee, says that the Romney-Ryan plan would turn Medicare into vouchers and increase costs for seniors. Van Hollen charges that under the Romney-Ryan plan, which repeals Obamacare, seniors would face higher Medicare premiums and prescription drug costs, and would be forced to pay out of pocket for preventive care. He says the plan would turn Medicare into a voucher system, which ends the Medicare guarantee and could raise costs by up to $6,400 a year for seniors. Van Hollen joins us now.

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