Rick Womick, on the other hand? Well, the TNDP isn't sure his idea (or the way he spells his name) is correct:
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan aren't the only politicians with a plan to end Medicare as we know it. Earlier this year, Rep. Rick Womack [sic] co-sponsored a measure that would eliminate Medicare's guaranteed benefit for 800,000 Tennessee seniors and force them into TennCare.
"Rick Womack [sic] will try to distort his anti-senior record, but it's time he explained why he would want to eliminate Medicare's guaranteed benefit for Tennessee seniors and force them into TennCare," said Brandon Puttbrese of the Tennessee Democratic Party. "In times like these, extreme entitlement reforms that increase health costs and cut benefits for Tennessee seniors should be off the table."
Womack’s [sic] Health Care Compact bill (HB0369/SB0326) would end Medicare's guaranteed benefit for Tennessee's Medicare recipients and shift management of the federal health care plan to the state's TennCare program. Now with less than three months until Election Day, Womack [sic] must defend his support for the compact bill that would radically change health care coverage for elderly Tennesseans. That's a tough pitch to make in Tennessee where 800,000 seniors depend on Medicare.
"Womack's [sic] compact bill to end Medicare for Tennessee seniors is now his running mate," Puttbrese said. "It's a bad idea and it doesn't matter if it comes from Womack [sic], Mitt Romney or Paul Ryan, Tennessee seniors are going to reject a top-down, anti-senior health plan that leaves them with bigger bills, doctor coupons and empty promises."
Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, has endorsed his running mate's budget that cuts benefits and privatizes Medicare through vouchers. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office found the Ryan plan would raise health care costs for seniors by $6,400 each year.