Thursday, April 07, 2011

Ryan's "premium support" model for Medicare seems like an outfield wall during the government shutdown talks

As the government shutdown “debate” continues, the media is tossing around the “premium support” plan for Medicare future retirees (those under 55 now) by Paul Ryan (R-WI), as if to suggest that the GOP won’t agree to a deal to avoid shutdown without some movement in Ryan’s direction.

Ezra Klein has a column on the Washington Post Thursday morning [website url] (link), comparing it to the Alice Rivkin proposal and talks about the Bipartisn Policy Center’s deficit reduction proposal and debt reduction task force (link)  [watch hour-long video there

Klein indicates that he likes the idea of putting Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act into the “same system”.

This is only a beginning.

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