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Florida Seniors Split on Medicare Debatei
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Brian Padden
October 30, 2012
In the southern U.S. state of Florida, senior citizens who make up 25 percent of the electorate are greatly concerned with the expanding costs of Medicare, the government health insurance program for the elderly. Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney have been competing for the support of those over 65. But as VOA's Brian Padden reports, solutions proposed by the candidates are reinforcing the existing ideological divide between the parties -- and not winning more votes.

Florida Seniors Split on Medicare Debate

Brian Padden

Published October 30, 2012

In the southern U.S. state of Florida, senior citizens who make up 25 percent of the electorate are greatly concerned with the expanding costs of Medicare, the government health insurance program for the elderly. Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney have been competing for the support of those over 65. But as VOA's Brian Padden reports, solutions proposed by the candidates are reinforcing the existing ideological divide between the parties -- and not winning more votes.


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