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Hasner pushes his support of Medicare overhaul



How confident is Adam Hasner in his support of the controversial Ryan plan to overhaul Medicare? Enough to publish an op/ed in Florida's second largest newspaper, The Orlando Sentinel.

House Republicans, led by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, wrote a plan that balances the budget, pays down the debt, cuts spending and saves Medicare. I support it.

The Ryan plan saves Medicare without making any changes for current beneficiaries or seniors close to enrolling. Future retirees — Americans like me who are 55 or younger — will be offered essentially the same kind of health plan as members of Congress receive, a payment-support system where they pick from approved plans. Poorer and sicker seniors get more money. Wealthy seniors get less. (full column here)

[Last modified: Friday, June 17, 2011 4:20pm]


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