Dr. Raul Ruiz to Campaign in Thermal Thursday, August 23

Statement

By:  Raul Ruiz
Date: Aug. 22, 2012
Location: Thermal, CA

Dr. Raul Ruiz is holding an event in Thermal tomorrow, Thursday, August 23, at 12 Noon to listen to voters and discuss the future of Medicare.

"The debate about the future of Medicare will be an essential part of the November election," said Ruiz, an Emergency Room Physician and candidate for Congress in California's 36th Congressional District. "I want to hear where people stand."

"With the addition of Paul Ryan on the Republican ticket, Medicare is in serious jeopardy," he continued. "The Ryan plan will end Medicare as we know it by turning it into a voucher program. Our seniors will end up paying thousands of dollars each year out of pocket for their healthcare. It essentially puts the burden of rising healthcare costs on the shoulders of our seniors, while protecting multimillionaires and corporations that ship jobs overseas."