Medicare drama more hype than reality


by Thomas R. Saving and John C. Goodman

Source: USA Today

The day Mitt Romney selected Paul Ryan as his running mate, attention turned to the "Ryan budget," the proposal he put forth as chairman of the House Budget Committee to deal with the nation's fiscal crisis. Both sides seized on Medicare and the supposedly drastic difference between the Republican's plan and President Obama's.

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz told Fox News Sunday, "Paul Ryan has embraced an extremist proposal."

Speaking in Orlando the same day, she said the Ryan plan "could end Medicare as we know it."

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