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President Obama supporters speak out against Romney-Ryan medicare plan

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Obama supporters make case for President's stance on medicare. Obama supporters make case for President's stance on medicare.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

As the war of words continues over the presidential candidate's plans for Medicare, local folks are lending their voices.

On Tuesday, Mitt Romney supporters argued that President Barack Obama's plans would "bankrupt" Medicare.

Friday, supporters of the president countered.

They say the Romney-Ryan plan would provide vouchers, instead, giving seniors an option of choosing a traditional insurance plan.

But, those supporters argue a voucher system wouldn't cover the full cost of health care, and traditional Medicare would eventually "die out" as a result.

One proponent of the president's Affordable Care Act says it would level the playing field by requiring everyone to have health insurance.

"How about having to have a driver's license to drive? That's law. How about having to have car insurance? That's law. So what is problem with having to have health insurance so that the other guy doesn't have to pay for you," said Pat Ramirez, Affordable Care Act supporter.

State senator Amanda Ragan also spoke in Mason City, Iowa.

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