Obama Will Respond To Medicare Attacks In Iowa

President Obama will push back against charges made by the Romney campaign that he has cut Medicare benefits for seniors, his campaign told the White House pool.

“The president will talk about how his reforms have strengthened Medicare, saved millions of seniors on Medicare hundreds of dollars on their prescription drugs and cut the cost of Medicare by cutting wasteful spending out of the health care system—without impacting the benefits Medicare recipients receive by even a dime,” Jen Psaki, traveling press secretary for Obama campaign, said Wednesday, previewing Obama’s upcoming speech in Dubuque, Iowa, according to the White House pool report. 

“And he will lay out the choice between his plan and the Romney-Ryan plan to end Medicare as we know it, leaving new retirees with nothing but a voucher in place of the guaranteed benefits they rely on today. This kind of plan forces people with Medicare to pay an extra $6,400, all so Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan can give tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires.”

The president will speak at 12:25 p.m. CDT.