Republican VP nominee Paul Ryan was booed at the AARP Convention in New Orleans for advocating the repealing of Obamacare. "The first step to a stronger Medicare is to repeal Obamacare, because it represents the worst of both worlds: It weakens Medicare for today's seniors and puts it at risk for the next generation," said Ryan, drawing boos from the audience.
The boos became louder when Ryan added, : "The money wasn't walled off to stay in Medicare. Instead, the law turned Medicare into a piggy bank for Obamacare."
"You don't have to take my word for it, you don't have to take my word for it," Ryan pleaded.
From the beginning of his speech Ryan was welcomed with a mixture of applause and boos.
One of the points in his speech that earned him some applause was about his criticism of the health care law’s ‘unelected bureaucrats’ a reference he made to the Independent Payment Advisory Board and its limited authority over cost controlling.
Ryan and Romney both support a plan to transform Medicare into a quasi-voucher system through which they can offer private plans along with traditional Medicare benefits to people.