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Ryan’s Proposal For Medicare
The Health Care Blog

Representative Paul Ryan (R. Wisconsin) thinks he has found a solution to Medicare inflation. The cost of Medicare has been spiraling for years, thanks to the climbing cost of virtually every product and service in our health care system. In other sectors of the economy, competition brings prices down. But when it comes to healthcare, each year, we pay more for virtually every test and treatment. Meanwhile, doctors and hospitals do more. Inpatients stays are shorter than they once were, but as Dartmouth’s Dr. Elliot Fisher puts it “more happens to you while you’re there.”