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Paul Ryan

President Trump's plan to 'inject competition' into Medicare would result in higher rates paid to providers and high-end care at top prices for wealthy seniors.

Trump’s great Medicare deal: Pay more, get less

October 14, 2019 – President Trump's plan to 'inject competition' into Medicare aims to do exactly what Trump charges his opponents with doing: ending the… Read more

That was then. Now that Trump is president-elect, enter Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, who has long proposed privatizing Medicare, and now has not only Republican majorities in the Senate and House but a Republican president to presumably sign legislation passed by his party.

Paul Ryan wants to Trump Medicare as we know it

November 19, 2016 – Back in May 2015, Donald Trump promised, "I'm not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid." That was then. Now that Trump is president-elect,… Read more

It's safe to say that on the GOP side, the 15 remaining candidates – all of whom seem to have been persuaded that commercial health insurers can do a better job than the government – would do their dead level best to privatize Medicare. On the Democratic side, the candidates' views range pretty much from keeping the program as it is or as it is evolving with maybe a few tweaks (Clinton) to expanding it to cover every last one of us (Sanders).

Presidential aspirations for Medicare’s future

October 16, 2015 – If you've watched all of the presidential debates so far – both Democratic and Republican – and you were waiting for the candidates to… Read more

Tea Party opposes cuts to Medicare.

Even the Tea Party loves Medicare

April 19, 2011 – Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and his House GOP brethern are throwing a party, and no one is coming – not even the usually reliable folks who… Read more