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In Fla., Biden claims GOP jeopardizes Medicare

Campaigning in Fla., Biden claims Republican plan would jeopardize Medicare for millions By The Associated Press

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (AP) ' Vice President Joe Biden says the changes to Medicare Republicans are proposing would jeopardize guaranteed health care for millions of older Americans.

The GOP contends that Medicare will go broke without changes, and higher taxes are not the answer.

Biden told a South Florida audience of mainly retirees Friday the Medicare plan House Republicans wrote into a proposed budget would effectively dismantle the program.

The proposed budget would change Medicare by providing a payment for some future retirees so they can choose their own health insurance in a new exchange system.

Republicans have accused the Obama administration of essentially having no rescue plan for Medicare.

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