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Paying for health care could bankrupt us all
Sacramento Bee

Rep. Paul Ryan’s Republican budget for 2012 is one provocative piece of legislation, but not for the reasons you might think.

Introduced this week as Washington tried to avert a government shutdown, the sweeping 10-year plan promises, among other things, trillions in spending cuts, more tax cuts for corporations and wealthy individuals and a complete rewiring – some would say dismantling – of two of the government’s biggest entitlements, Medicare and Medicaid.