One woman took issue with the Ryan-Romney Medicare plan, which would shift much of the cost of health care onto seniors by turning it into a voucher program. Ryan and Romney insist that none of those changes would affect anyone over 55. The woman told McCain that she was under 55, and that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She was very concerned that she would not be able to get affordable insurance or Medicare under Romney's vision of the government health care plan.
Another woman, Jessica Kerr, the mother of a child with autism, said, "I know you say we've got to cut, cut, cut. I'm concerned with the cuts to the disabled and Medicare and Medicaid." Kerr, who identified herself as a loyal Republican, told the story of being on a waiting list now for four years to get medical assistance for her disabled child and finding her concerns falling on deaf ears of the state legislators. Love, who has supported the Ryan plan to cut $1.5 trillion out of the Medicaid budget over the next decade and drop between 14 and 27 million people from the program, responded, "Anyone who has said to you or anyone else that I'm going to pull the rug out from under you…is absolutely lying to you."