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The budget and Medicare overhaul proposed by House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and just approved by the House (almost entirely along party lines) is all but certain to be dead on arrival in the Democratic-controlled Senate. But Ryan’s most recent plan to change Medicare is bound to have a long and lively life as a campaign issue this fall. Republicans, who maintain that current Medicare beneficiaries would see no change at all under the Ryan plan, hope to …
Future Beneficiaries Could Choose Private Plans: Liberal Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., have teamed up to come up with a political compromise on Medicare spending.