In a video released by the Jack Conway campaign (seen in my WHAS11 story on Monday), Rand Paul is shown repeating his call for higher Medicare deductibles six times, including three times in which he uses the $2000 figure.
The Paul campaign says Paul is not and has never called for higher premiums for current seniors, but does suggest changes for people now "in their 20's or 30's."
Here's the Conway campaign video:
CONWAY FOR SENATE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2010 -
Despite Calling It a "Lie," Rand Paul Caught Repeatedly Supporting a
$2,000 Medicare Deductible
LOUISVILLE – A new video today catches Rand Paul repeatedly supporting
a $2,000 Medicare deductible on Kentucky seniors – despite his claims
just last week that such a statement was a “lie.”
The video, released today by Attorney General Jack Conway’s campaign,
shows a series of videos where Rand Paul specifically says that
seniors should have to pay higher deductible.
John Collins said, “Rand Paul believes that Kentucky seniors should
pay a $2,000 Medicare deductible. Kentucky seniors don’t think a
$2,000 deductible is an option, and neither does Jack Conway.”