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Ryan on GOP’s Medicare-reform plan: ‘We’re saving this program’
Modern Healthcare

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Sunday took a swipe at the Obama administration’s plans for the Independent Payment Advisory Board as he defended his party’s proposed premium-support model as a way to reform Medicare. Appearing via satellite on NBC’s “Meet the Press” one week to the day after former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) criticized the GOP’s plans for Medicare on that same program, Ryan said Gingrich’s comment was “deeply inaccurate” and a “gross mischaracterization of the House Republican plan.” Ryan added that Gingrich has since acknowledged this and retracted his comments.