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Obama to blast rivals’ Medicare plan in New Hampshire

WINDHAM, N.H. — When President Obama visits Windham and Rochester on Saturday, he will, aides say, raise the specter of a sweeping Medicare change proposed by Representative Paul D. Ryan, the presumptive Republican pick for vice president.

Ryan argues that spiraling Medicare costs can be curbed through a voucher system that would pay seniors a fixed amount for medical care. But Democrats counter that cash-strapped elders would face thousands of dollars in extra costs and lower-quality care.

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