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Controlling Rising Health Care Costs: Medicare Is the Solution, Not the Problem

Joe Baker | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Joe Baker

Medicare does a better job than private plans at controlling health care costs. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Medicare will lead the market in providing better quality care at a lower price.

The Daily Szep -- The Pinocchios

Paul Szep | Posted 10.28.2012 | Comedy
Paul Szep


Ryan's Medicare Cuts Would Hurt Wisconsin and America's Seniors

Jon Richards | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Jon Richards

As Ryan attempts to dismantle Medicare as we know it, he is trying to distract attention from his plan by falsely claiming that Obama is the one who is cutting Medicare. People in Wisconsin have not fallen for Ryan's illusion, and I expect voters across America won't either.

Paul Ryan's Medicare Plan Still Deeply Unpopular

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

A number of top Democratic strategists have wondered why, exactly, the Obama campaign let Mitt Romney launch the first attacks on Obama's handling of ...

Paul Ryan To Do A 180 On Medicare

The Washington Post | Lori Montgomery | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, who has been castigated by Democrats and hailed by Republicans for his plan to privatize Medicare, will on ...

Sam Stein

Paul Ryan Says He's Open To Making Medicare Plan Optional | Sam Stein | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The news from Thursday that House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was willing to make his proposal for privatizing Medicare op...

Sam Stein

GOP Lawmaker: Medicare Will Be Part Of Debt Ceiling Negotiations | Sam Stein | Posted 07.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Sunday that the Medicare reform plan authored by House Budget Committee Chairman ...

Sam Stein

Ryan Says His Plan Repeals The 'Raid' Obama Made To Medicare. It Doesn't | Sam Stein | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Besieged by attacks over House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's Medicare plan, Republican lawmakers are amplifying their message th...

Sam Stein

Top Obama Aide Compares 'Poorly Designed' Ryan Budget To His Own Basketball Skills: 'Slow,' 'Can't Jump' | Sam Stein | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There was immediate concern after Tuesday night's special congressional election in upstate New York that the Obama administration had m...

Sam Stein

1st 2012 Presidential Ad Uses Gingrich's Words To Swipe Romney | Sam Stein | Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 18 months before the 2012 election, the first advertisement in the presidential race has been released, with a newly formed gr...

Ryan Grim

WATCH: GOP Lawmaker Faces Hostile Questioning Over Medicare | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Rep. Rick Berg (R-N.D.) heard from elderly voters angry about his vote to end Medicare and replace it with a voucher program at the Bisma...

Representative Ryan Puts the Republicans on the Record

Dean Baker | Posted 06.18.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

For years people have accused the Republican Party of being the servants of the rich and powerful at the expense of the broader public. In the past, they would deny this charge and claim that they just had a different view of how the economy works. But Paul Ryan has eliminated any confusion on this point. He proposed, and last week the Republican House approved, a budget bill that will transfer tens of trillions of dollars from ordinary working people to the insurance industry, the pharmaceutical industry and generic rich people from any industry.

Ryan Medicare Scheme Would Devastate Entrepreneurship, Jobs

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.12.2011 | Business
Paul Abrams

It is no accident that the era of entrepreneurship began soon after Medicare was passed.

Pay Much Attention to the Insurers Behind Paul Ryan's Curtain

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Democrats who think Ryan has guaranteed the GOP's demise by proposing to shred Medicare will soon be rudely disabused of that notion. Insurers have shown time and again they can persuade Americans to act against their best interests.