AARP Boos Ryan Over Health Plan

    Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan delivers remarks  during a rally in The Villages, Florida, Saturday, August 18, 2012. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)

    Joe Burbank / Orlando Sentinel-MCT

    Guess not all seniors like Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan. In back-to-back speeches at the AARP convention, President Obama got rounds of applause and cheers talking about his health-care reform, while Paul Ryan was met with boos and yells of “no!” as he swore to repeal Obamacare. The audience continued milder heckling of Ryan throughout his speech, but did cheer when he brought his mother on stage. In their speeches, Obama said the GOP’s plan will make money for insurance companies, and Ryan said Obama lacks the political will to reform. The negative backlash from the AARP—the country’s largest senior-citizens lobby—should be worrying for Romney, who trailed Obama by 10 points in a recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll that asked which candidate’s approach to Medicare was best.

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