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Boisterous Medicare debate dominates House races
Modern Healthcare

Freshman Rep. Nan Hayworth offers no apologies for embracing fellow Republican Paul Ryan’s blueprint for Medicare and government spending.

“When I was a candidate in the 2010 election, I did endorse the Ryan roadmap even when some folks on the Republican side said, ‘I don’t know, I kind of distance myself from that,’” Hayworth said recently as she campaigned in New York’s Hudson Valley. “We have to have a commonsense plan, and we have to have a mature discussion of these things. And I felt and continue to feel that Paul Ryan’s ideas are sound.

They’re rational, they’re compassionate.”