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Frame Medicare as problem, ex-CBO chief tells GOP
Modern Healthcare

Between now and November, Republicans should frame their Medicare message first by telling voters the country has a serious problem with the decades-old healthcare program, a former Congressional Budget Office director said on the last day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, who led the CBO during the George W. Bush administration from 2003 to 2005, joined fellow panelists Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) and Republican Utah Gov.

Gary Herbert on Thursday at a healthcare policy discussion sponsored by Premier and hosted by the news organization Politico.