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Some seniors against Affordable Care Act


LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN (WXOW)-- A group of senior citizens against the Affordable Care Act made a stop in La Crosse Monday.

The 60 Plus Association is a senior advocacy group, opposing the Affordable Care Act. The group's 'Rolling Postcard' bus tour is traveling to nine states, talking to seniors about what they say is the impact of the act.

The chairman of the group says President Obama's healthcare plan will cut more than $7 billion from Medicare and taxes medical devices too heavily.

"We just discovered a tax on medical devices," said James Martin, Chairman of The 60 Plus Association. "Manufacturers of medical devices, whether it's wheelchairs, you name it, hip replacements. It's already got some of these medical device manufacturers closing up and moving jobs quite frankly overseas."

Those in support of the Affordable Care Act argue the act preserves Medicare, and alternative plans, such as the Romney-Ryan plan would be more costly and confusing for seniors.

"Those are the things, like no co-pays for mammograms and those kinds of wellness screenings for individuals," said Vicki Burke, chair of the La Crosse County Republicans. "I think that's what we need to, rather than taking one, I think sometimes it's very easy to take one thing and blow out of proportion what that might mean."

The ‘Rolling Postcard' tour headed to Eau Claire and will wrap up in Minnesota later this week.

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