On Health Care, Two Visions With Their Own Set of Facts

If there was one area where Mitt Romney and President Obama sometimes seemed to inhabit parallel universes at their debate on Wednesday night — with separate sets of assumptions, beliefs and even facts — it was on the question of health care and government’s role in providing it.

Mr. Romney sharply criticized Mr. Obama’s health care law, falsely suggesting that it would allow the federal government to “take over health care.” He painted a vision of a reshaped Medicare system in which the elderly would get fixed amounts of money to buy private or public plans, fostering competition. And he called for capping federal Medicaid spending and sending it to the states to decide how to spend it.

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Source: The New York Times