In his 9/24/2012 American Spectator piece, Catron does some fact-checking on Obama claims, including:
"We've added years to the life of the program by getting rid of taxpayer subsidies to insurance companies that weren't making people healthier"Read the full text of "Obama's AARP Speech Broke My BS Detector" for Catron's rebuttals.
"[O]ver the next 10 years, we expect the average Medicare beneficiary to save nearly $5,000 as a result of this law"
"We lengthened the life of the trust fund by eight years"
"Their plan replaces guaranteed Medicare benefits with a voucher that wouldn't keep up with costs"
(For the record, I believe Medicare should be eventually phased out and fully privatized, not "saved" as Romney/Ryan advocate.)