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VP Biden Discusses Preserving Medicare for Seniors

Coconut Creek, Florida
Friday, March 23, 2012

In the second of a series of campaign speeches, Vice President Biden will outline the President's plan to preserve Medicare in its current form for senior citizens in the face of a new Republican budget plan that could make changes to the program.

The Vice President is speaking to supporters at Wynmoor Village, a senior community in Coconut Creek, Florida. He will focus on contrasting the administration's policies with those of the Republican candidates, many of whom have expressed support for the budget plan released by Rep. Paul Ryan on Tuesday.

Ryan has promised to cut health care costs under his new plan. Analysis of the Ryan plan notes that he plans to make the majority of his health care spending cuts in Medicaid and programs under the Affordable Care Act, not Medicare. It could include structural changes to the program, however.

Vice President Biden plans to make a series of campaign speeches over the next few weeks that focus on economic policy and the middle class.  His first speech in the series was a week ago in Toledo, Ohio, where he laid out the administration's plans for manufacturing and the auto industry.

Updated: Friday, March 23, 2012 at 2:10pm (ET)

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