Medicare Under Fire

Medicare Under Fire : Opinion Brief
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).

Is it fair to call Paul Ryan's Medicare plan 'Vouchercare'?

The New York Times' Paul Krugman rips the GOP over their gripe that labeling Ryan's Medicare proposal a voucher plan is unfair demagoguery. Well, is it?

Medicare Under Fire : Opinion Brief
Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) said this week that the House GOP's proposed Medicare voucher system will leave some elderly Americans unable to pay their health care bills.

Scott Brown rips the GOP's Medicare plan: Proof it's 'toxic'?

Democrats hope the moderate Republican's words will help them paint Paul Ryan's Medicare voucher plan as heartless

Medicare Under Fire : Best Video
Protesting the Republican plan to overhaul Medicare: A Rep. Paul Ryan-like man pushes a grandmother over a cliff in this new ad from the liberal Agenda Project.

The 'disturbing' grandma-killing Medicare ad

In a none-too-subtle new ad, liberal activists toss old people off a cliff to dramatize Republicans' Medicare-slashing proposal

Medicare Under Fire : Opinion Brief
Though Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wisc.) was heralded for his bold Medicare cuts, the congressman is getting the silent treatment as Senate Republicans step in with new budget plans.

Is the GOP's Medicare-slashing plan dead?

A rift is growing in the GOP, as Senate Republicans backpedal even further from Rep. Paul Ryan's controversial plan to shrink the deficit

Medicare Under Fire : Opinion Brief
Though he represents a Florida district rife with seniors, Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) supports a plan to transform Medicare into a voucher system.

Could Medicare really destroy America?

Tea Party favorite Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) says "if you support Medicare the way it is now, you can kiss the United States of America goodbye." Does he have a point?

Medicare Under Fire : Burning Question
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) wants to slash Medicare spending, but somewhat surprisingly, seniors prefer his plan to Obama's, according to a new poll.

Will Paul Ryan's budget cost the GOP the senior vote?

Everyone expected Republicans' Medicare-slashing plan to be unpopular with senior citizens. But a recent poll suggests it's not that simple

Medicare Under Fire : Opinion Brief
Activists rally on Capitol Hill last week: 80 percent of voters, including a majority of GOP and Tea Party supporters, oppose Medicare and Medicaid cuts.

Can the GOP convince its base to back Medicare cuts?

A new poll finds that 80 percent of the country doesn't want to cut Medicare or Medicaid, including 7 in 10 Republicans. Does this spell doom for Paul Ryan's plan?

Medicare Under Fire : The Bullpen
David Frum

David Frum: How Ryan set up Obama's comeback

The Republican plan to cut taxes and slash government health care spending gives the president prime opportunities for political victory

Medicare Under Fire : Opinion Brief
Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) 2012 budget plan is being called ambitious and politically perilous for the major cuts it recommends for Medicare and Medicaid.

Would Paul Ryan's budget abolish Medicare?

The GOP's House budget committee chairman proposes a thorough (and controversial) overhaul of government health programs

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