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Romney Defends Medicare Plan as Anxious Ohio Seniors Listen
San Francisco Chronicle

As Mitt Romney campaigns in Ohio today, he’s facing undecided voters like Doug Phelps who worry the Republican presidential candidate and his newly chosen running mate will make big changes to a program they cherish. Without Medicare, Phelps, a 69-year-old barber from suburban Columbus, could never have afforded the $171,000 heart surgery he had last year — his coverage combined with his wife’s health insurance allowed them to pay less than $50 for the procedure.

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