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Republicans facing tough questions over Medicare overhaul in budget plan

Republicans facing tough questions over Medicare overhaul in budget plan by Peter Wallsten, The Washington Post

Anxiety is rising among some Republicans over the party’s embrace of a plan to overhaul Medicare, with GOP lawmakers already starting to face tough questions on the issue at town hall meetings back in their districts.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republicans-facing-tough-questions-over-medicare-overhaul-in-budget-plan/2011/04/22/AFjSRgRE_story.html

 

Paul Ryan’s budget draws boos, highlights risk to GOP

Paul Ryan’s budget draws boos, highlights risk to GOP

LA Times

Rep. Paul Ryan, the face of the GOP’s efforts to scale back the size of the federal government and trim the federal deficit, was booed by some Wisconsin constituents this week, but not for the reason you might think.

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-ryan-taxes-budget-20110421,0,1943143.story

 

84 Percent Oppose Ryan’s Medicare Plan

Washington Post Wonkbook:

 84 Percent Oppose Ryan’s Medicare Plan – By Ezra Klein

 According to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, 65 percent of Americans oppose the idea beneficiaries should “receive a check or voucher from the government each year for a fixed amount they can use to shop for their own private health insurance policy.” Learn more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/wonkbook-84-percent-oppose-ryans-medicare-plan/2011/04/15/AFBMJ4AE_blog.html?hpid=z1

 

Obama Panel to Curb Medicare Finds Foes in Both Parties

 

New York Times

Obama Panel to Curb Medicare Finds Foes in Both Parties – By Robert Pear

Democrats and Republicans are joining in opposition one of the most important features of President Obama’s new deficit reduction plan. A powerful independent board could make sweeping cuts in the growth of Medicare spending.

Learn more: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/20/us/politics/20health.html?_r=1&hp

 

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