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Our view: ‘RyanCare’ won’t work without new health law
USA Today

Say what you want about Rep. Paul Ryan’s plan to revamp Medicare, the man has a keen sense of irony. As part of a Republican spending proposal for 2012 and beyond, the House Budget Committee chairman wants to scrap Medicare as we know it and have seniors buy private insurance, beginning with new retirees in 2022. This comes after two years of Republicans pillorying Democrats for seeking Medicare cuts of much smaller scale.