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Sen. Ron Wyden to Paul Ryan: I DON’T support your Medicare plan

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During the Veep debate, GOP Veep nominee Paul Ryan said his Medicare plan was “bi-partisan” and dropped the name of his Democratic BFF Sen. Ron Wyden as someone who supported the plan.

Wyden waited about 17 seconds after that comment to tell the world — via his Facebook page — that ain’t so. Here’s what Wyden said:

The Vice President is right, Romney/Ryan moved the goal post on Medicare and I strongly oppose their plan because I believe it hurts seniors. The Romney/Ryan plan raises the age of eligibility and repeals the ACA leaving millions of seniors with no health coverage. The Romney/Ryan plan on Medicare pulls the safety net out from under the poorest and most vulnerable seniors, taking away the opportunity for nursing home care from seniors who need it and have no other options.

The Wyden-Ryan white paper strengthened the safety net for these dual eligibles. The Romney/Ryan version shreds it. The republican ticket knows that neither I, nor any other Democrat, would support these policies.

The Romney/Ryan plan on Medicare is further proof that Mitt Romney is singularly unfit to end gridlock and bring bipartisan solutions to Washington.

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