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Obama attacks McCain on healthcare and Medicare, in some ways inaccurately

New York Times, October 20, 2008

Senator Barack Obama is charging that Senator John McCain would make $882 billion in "drastic cuts to Medicare to pay for his healthcare proposal." That assertion is being angrily disputed by the McCain campaign. McCain's top domestic policy adviser, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, said that the Democrat's latest assault on the McCain health plan capped the "worst and most sustained distortion of policy in this entire campaign."