Romney will not enroll in Medicare

By Andrew Jones
Monday, March 12, 2012 15:45 EDT
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Mitt Romney on the campaign trail. Image via AFP.
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On his 65th birthday Monday afternoon, Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney announced that he would not enroll in Medicare and remain with his private insurance plan.

According to BuzzFeed, Romney, who has advocated for the wealthiest Americans to take lower public insurance benefits, announced through his campaign that he would not be apart of the entitlement program.

The former Massachusetts governor and his team have repeatedly stated inaccurate information on Medicare throughout the course of the campaign, including claiming Medicare is going “bankrupt” and accusing President Obama of cutting benefits for seniors through the Affordable Care Act.

Romney wants to raise the Medicare’s eligibility age up from 65 by one month per year and eventually tie the age to life expectancy.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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