ABC News 
Oct 2, 2011
Rep. Ron Paul is not going to take away your Medicare.
That’s what the Republican congressman from Texas told a room full of senior citizens in Concord, N.H. Friday night.
“I would try to preserve it,” said Paul at a small assisted living community.
Health care was one of the top concerns of those in the room, who asked Paul to explain his view that churches and voluntary institutions could take over the delivery of medicine.
Paul said that the solution is not to close everything overnight.
His approach allows letting people who don’t want government health care to get out of the system and write it off their taxes.
“I think that’s proper in a free society,” said Paul. “You should not be pushed into corporate medicine by the government.”