A Republican National Convention official said in an e-mail that the platform committee is expected to release a draft of the platform in the mid-afternoon on Tuesday, which the full convention will then consider in a vote. Coyle's statement was based on his assessment of a draft that was leaked earlier, a spokesman for the Alliance for Retired Americans said in an e-mail. Meanwhile, Coyle's statement was equally critical of the GOP plan for Medicaid.
“At a time when middle-class families everywhere worry about the cost of long-term and nursing home care, the platform would cut Medicaid and turn the program over to cash-strapped states,” according to Coyle's statement. “This would badly jeopardize the only way over 70% of families can afford this type of medical care for their loved ones.”
Delayed by one day because of Tropical Storm Isaac, the Republican National Convention will begin officially Tuesday and feature remarks from House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), two harsh critics of the 2010 healthcare law.
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