WASHINGTON — Democrats are ramping up their campaign to frame a couple dozen targeted Republicans and GOP leaders as enemies of Medicare, contending they lied when they promised to preserve the health care program.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is firing off a Web video today highlighting several of those Republicans, featuring footage of their promises in the 2010 campaign to save Medicare from the Democrats’ health care overhaul.
At the time, Republicans seized on the plan to cut the privately run, government-funded Medicare Advantage by some $500 million, portraying it as an assault on Medicare. In Medicare Advantage, the government pays private insurers to deliver health services. Costs are typically higher than in Medicare program itself.