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Paul Ryan Medicare Cuts

Sabrina Siddiqui

Ryan Says It's Okay For His Budget To Cut Medicare, But Not Okay For Democrats To Do It | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Tuesday defended his budget plan's Medicare cuts, even though Republicans have rel...

Sam Stein

The Cycle Of 'Mediscare' Will Not, Cannot, Be Broken | Sam Stein | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In May 2011, a group of freshmen House Republicans wrote a letter to the White House calling for a serious, sober conversation on entitl...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Past Paul Ryan Videos Reinforce Republican VP Nominee's Commitment To Privatizing Medicare | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Although Paul Ryan has repeatedly stated that his plan is to “save Medicare,” when speaking before a more conservative audience seve...

Like Health Insurance CEOs, Ryan Wants You to Have More 'Skin in the Game'

Wendell Potter | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

If Paul Ryan's proposal to largely privatize Medicare becomes a reality, those not already 55 and older will be putting far more "skin in the game" than current beneficiaries do, and they'll be required to peel off increasing amounts of skin every year for the rest of their lives.

Ryan: Obama Did It First

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WARREN, Ohio — Republican vice presidential contender Paul Ryan says he never would have included a $700 billion Medicare cut in his budget if P...

Barbara Should Be Able to Celebrate

Bob Crittenden, M.D. | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Bob Crittenden, M.D.

Just when Barbara's life was getting better with the addition of the Affordable Care Act that helps her pay for her medicines and provides her preventive services, Ryan and Romney are proposing that she pay more.

Michael McAuliff

Inventor Of Paul Ryan's Medicare Idea Explains Why It's Wrong | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The co-creator of the concept that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is relying upon to reform Medicare no longer thinks it will work. Henry Aaron...

The Daily Szep -- The Ryan Plan

Paul Szep | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Paul Szep


When Medicare Isn't Medicare

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.25.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

If backers of Ryan's plan would drop the word "Medicare" and name it something with a bunch of numbers and a letter or two in parenthesis, that would be far more honest than calling it Medicare or anything similar.

The Cowardly Senator Wyden

Dean Baker | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Dean Baker

If Senator Wyden was really interested in holding down costs instead of denying care he didn't even have to make the big leap to a whole new system.

New Ryan Proposal Still Aims to Eliminate Medicare, Replace With Voucher Plan

Robert Creamer | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The real goal of Paul Ryan's plan is the same goal of his original plan: to allow Wall Street and huge private insurance companies to get their hands on the Medicare Trust Fund.

Paul Ryan Drank $350 Bottle Of Wine While Calling For Medicare Cuts

Talking Points Memo | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), a leading advocate of shrinking entitlement spending and the architect of the plan to privatize Medicare, spent Tuesday evening...

Despite Differences, Obama, GOP Eye Medicare Limit

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Unlikely as it may seem, President Barack Obama and Republicans in Congress actually share some common ground on the need to curb M...

Tax, Spending Divisions Laid Bare In Boisterous Town Hall Exchanges

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.01.2011 | Politics

EXETER, N.H. -- Peter Cass could stand it no longer as he listened to the Republican congressman defend a plan to cut taxes and Medicare simultaneousl...

For GOP Lawmakers, An Issue Of Stretching Claims On Medicare

The Washington Post | Glenn Kessler | Posted 06.29.2011 | Politics

The comparison to Congress is obviously a well-crafted applause line. Republican members of Congress have used it repeatedly in recent weeks, with man...

GOP Medicare Plan Faces Loud Objections From Seniors

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Republican plan to privatize Medicare wouldn't touch his benefits, but Walter Dotson still doesn't like the idea. He worries ab...

Congressional Republicans Face Backlash Back Home

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER and DINESH RAMDE | Posted 06.27.2011 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Freshman Rep. Daniel Webster was armed with a rainbow of graphs and pie charts, ready to make the GOP's case for budget cuts bef...

Is Paul Ryan Vulnerable?

The Washington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 06.26.2011 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) got booed at a town hall last week. A recent AP article found voters in his district are worried about his plans. The liberal ...

Republicans Facing Tough Questions Over Proposed Medicare Overhaul

The Washington Post | Peter Wallsten | Posted 06.23.2011 | Politics

Anxiety is rising among some Republicans over the party's embrace of a plan to overhaul Medicare, with GOP lawmakers already starting to face tough qu...