It’s come to this…
DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz told Democrats in New Hampshire that Mitt Romney will force seniors out of nursing homes.
Mitt Romney will force seniors out of nursing homes and “out into the cold” if he’s elected president, the head of the Democratic National Committee warned voters in Portsmouth Friday.
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Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz toured the Granite State Friday to draw attention to how the 2012 presidential race will influence the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Monday marks the 47th anniversary of the establishment of Medicare, according to President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.
In a short speech at Obama’s campaign office at 125 Brewery Lane, Wasserman Schultz warned supporters that Romney “and his Tea Party extremist allies” are planning to strip seniors of safety net benefits provided through the Medicare program.
Schultz said Romney endorses the GOP budget crafted by Congressman Paul Ryan, which would “end Medicare as we know it” by converting the program into a voucher system. The change would cost the average senior an extra $6,300 in annual Medicare premiums, she claimed.
Republicans are also striving to convert Medicaid into a block grant program, she said. As a result, seniors who rely on Medicaid benefits to pay for nursing home care will no longer be able to afford their bills.