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Decision 2012: White House Rivals Debate Medicare Reform On Political Talk Shows

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Medicare was the hot button issue on the campaign trail on Sunday, as President Barack Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney appeared on political talk shows and campaigned.

The Republican presidential nominee appeared on NBC's "Meet The Press" with his wife, Ann Romney.

He has criticized Obama's health care law, but said he would not repeal the whole thing but rather make several reforms.

"One is to make sure that those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage. Two is to assure that the marketplace allows for individuals to have policies that cover their family up to whatever age they might like," said Romney. "I also want individuals to be able to buy health insurance on their own, as opposed to only being able to get it on a tax-advantage basis through their company."

Obama was in Florida for the second day meeting with older voters, a key bloc in the Sunshine State.

Earlier, on CBS' "Face the Nation," the president claimed Romney's healthcare plan would increase costs for seniors.

"I'm also willing, by the way, to make some adjustments to Medicare and Medicaid that would strengthen the programs, but the way to do that is to keep health care costs low," said Obama. "It's not to voucherize programs so that suddenly seniors are finding their expenses much higher."

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