Miami, Florida (CNN) - Mitt Romney sidestepped questions Monday about any differences he and Paul Ryan might have on Medicare reform.
"We haven't gone through piece by piece and said 'oh, here's a place where there's a difference,'" Romney told reporters on an airplane tarmac in Miami. "I can't imagine any two people even in the same party who have exactly the same positions on all issues. but my plan for Medicare is very similar to his plan for Medicare."
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Romney's views on the government health care program came under renewed scrutiny after he chose Ryan to be his running mate Saturday. Ryan, the House Budget chairman, authored a Republican budget plan that proposed overhauling the popular entitlement program for the generations younger than 55 who are not yet enrolled.
Democrats have attacked that proposal, saying Ryan - and now by extension, Romney - would dismantle Medicare.
In the past Romney has voiced his support for Ryan's plan, but an internal memo leaked to CNN pointed out to surrogates that Romney's and Ryan's plans differed.
On a visit to Florida Monday, Romney found himself besieged by reporters' questions on the issue. But he would not describe any differences he and Ryan had on the program or whether voters were ready for the kind of overhaul Ryan had suggested.
"I can't tell you about the politics of something like the Medicare issue but I can tell you about the truth," Romney said. "And the truth is we simply cannot simply continue to pretend like a Medicare on track to go bankrupt at some point is acceptable. We must take action to make sure that we can save Medicare for coming generations."
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