The Obama campaign is attacking Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan for wanting to turn Medicare into a voucher system in a new ad running in Florida, reports the Tampa Bay Times. The ad also defends actions taken by the Obama administration to strengthen Medicare and lower premiums, including cracking down on fraud and cutting payments to providers.
"It's true. Mitt Romney would replace Medicare's guaranteed benefits with a voucher system," a narrator says in the ad. "The Romney-Ryan plan could raise seniors costs up to $6,400 a year."