Democratic Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin says Republican opponent Tommy Thompson is inconsistent on his plan for changing Medicare.
At a Milwaukee forum last Friday, Thompson denied accusations that he wants to end Medicare. Instead, Thompson said people who will be under age 55 in 2020, should be given the choice of choosing a Medicare system that Thompson says is going broke, or opting into a federal health insurance program available to members of Congress and the President. Democrat Tammy Baldwin says that's a change from Thompson's earlier views, "Perhaps like Romney during the debate, he's going to skip away from the positions he's taken."
Baldwin says in the past, Thompson has endorsed Congressman Paul Ryan's plan to create a voucher option for some future Medicare recipients. Thompson is now insisting he has a different Medicare fix than what his party's Vice Presidential candidate is proposing. Congresswoman Baldwin spoke in Milwaukee, as she accepted the endorsement of the Alliance for Retired Americans.