August 16th, 2012
07:36 PM ET

Campaigns' focus swings towards Medicare

With today's revelation that Wisconsin has become a true "toss-up" state, the final result of the election could be determined by who wins the Medicare debate.

The Romney Campaign announced today that Paul Ryan will campaign with his 80-year-old mother Saturday in Florida – practically ground zero for Medicare and a state that some critics said he wouldn't dare step foot in, given his commitment to entitlement reform.

Ryan insists this issue will only help his ticket, but Democrats seem to think the same thing. And with ads flying fast from both camps, there's only one thing clear: each side wants you to think the other is the real enemy of Medicare.

But are they guilty of a big medi-scare? Here to discuss are John Avlon, CNN contributor and senior political columnist for Newsweek/The Daily Beast; Marc Lamont Hill, associate professor at Columbia University; and Republican strategist Hogan Gidley.

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