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PolitiFact Florida on Marco Rubio, health care law and Medicare

On May 1, Sen. Marco Rubio appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press and was asked if he would vote for  fellow Republican Rep. Paul Ryan’s proposal to overhaul the nation’s Medicare system.

"I will support any plan that saves Medicare, doesn’t impact current seniors and doesn’t hurt economic growth. The Ryan plan does that," Rubio responded.

The freshman senator then went on to say: "The Ryan plan doesn’t cut Medicare. Actually, it increases funding in it. And the only people in this town that have voted to cut Medicare are the people that supported Obamacare, that cut half a trillion dollars over the next 10 years out of Medicare and is using it to fund a health care experiment somewhere outside of Medicare."

Medicare cuts are an issue PolitiFact has covered extensively on the national level and in other states. So we wondered, once again, how accurate Rubio was in stating that those who voted for the federal health care law, in essence, voted to cut Medicare? Read more here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 5:09pm]

    

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