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Reform Medicare before it’s too late
San Francisco Chronicle

The last time Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., worked across the aisle on health care, his Republican partner lost his job. Viewed as insufficiently conservative, Utah Sen. Bob Bennett became the rare incumbent to be ousted in a party primary in 2010. Last week Wyden appeared at the Bipartisan Policy Center with GOP budget hawk Paul Ryan to promote a joint proposal to reform Medicare. In April, to the delight of Democratic campaign consultants, Ryan introduced a plan that would have turned Medicare into a “premium support” – in a word: voucher – program.