From MPR’s Mark Zdechlik…
Four Democrats running for Congress in Minnesota say Republicans are promoting proposals that would turn Medicare a voucher system.
DFL Representatives Betty McCollum and Keith Ellison say if Republicans are successful at repealing the Affordable Care Act, seniors would lose hundreds of millions of dollars in preventative care and prescription drug benefits.
McCollum says misleading campaign ads from outside groups are clouding the debate. Even so, she says she thinks seniors understand what GOP proposals would do to Medicare and Affordable Care Act benefits.
“Republicans for Congress are resorting to these false attacks because they don’t want to be honest with seniors about what their plan really does for seniors and their families,” McCollum said. “But we are not going to let them mislead the public and we are not going to let them run away from the facts.”]]
Minnesota GOP Party Chairman Pat Shortridge says Democrats are trying to “scare” seniors. Shortridge say the GOP Medicare plan is the only plan that would ensure the program long-term solvency.