FAQ: Decoding The $716 Billion In Medicare Reductions

Guest post by Mary Agnes Carey, Kaiser Health News Staff Writer The structure and financing of Medicare, the federal health insurance program that serves seniors and the disabled, has become a defining issue in the presidential and congressional campaigns since GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney picked Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis, as his running mate. KHN’s Mary Agnes Carey answers some frequently asked questions about the numbers and policy surrounding the Medicare debate. Q: Romney and other Republicans over the past two …