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Paul Ryan Didn't Always Shy Away From The Word "Voucher"

At a speech at the AARP, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan said the word "voucher" was "a poll tested word designed to scare today's seniors." Ryan added "nobody is proposing" a voucher. But Ryan previously embraced using the word, as these two videos from 2009 and 2010 show as well. A a search of the candidates House website also shows he has articles on his website describing his current plan a voucher system.

Posted on September 24, 2012, at 10:14 a.m. ET

On Medicare in 2009: "Converting Medicare into defined contribution sort of voucher system."

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On Medicaid in 2010: "I would also say to people, look, we are going to you a voucher to get private health insurance to meet you needs."

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