The Ryan Budget Is Health Care Fiction, Not Reform

Nothing like cutting back on health care spending of the government this way.

…the Congressional Budget Office looked at Ryan’s plan, they said it would make Medicare more expensive for seniors, not less. The reason the deficit goes down is because seniors are paying 70 percent of the cost of their insurance out-of-pocket rather than 30 percent. But that’s not sustainable: We’ve just taken the government’s medical-costs problem and pushed it onto families.

via The Democrats have a plan for controlling health-care costs. Paul Ryan doesn’t. – Ezra Klein – The Washington Post.

About Stephen E. McGaughey
International consultant in economic development programs and projects

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