Paul Ryan’s Plan to Change Medicare Looks A Lot Like Obamacare

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., speaks to the media during a briefing on Capitol Hill in September.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., speaks to the media during a briefing on Capitol Hill in September.

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President-elect Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan agree that repealing the Affordable Care Act and replacing it with some other health insurance system is a top priority.

But they disagree on whether overhauling Medicare should be part of that plan. Medicare is the government-run health system for people aged 65 and older and the disabled.

Trump said little about Medicare during his campaign, other than to promise that he wouldn’t cut it.

Ryan, on the other hand, has Medicare in his sights.

“Because of Obamacare, Medicare is going broke,” Ryan said in an interview on Fox News on Nov. 10. “So you have to deal with those issues if you’re going to repeal and replace Obamacare.”

In fact, the opposite appears to be true — Obamacare may actually have extended the life of

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/11/26/503158039/paul-ryans-plan-to-change-medicare-looks-a-lot-like-obamacare?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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