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Paul Ryan on Medicare and the GOP: No Hypocrisy Here

There are big differences between Ryan's free market plan and Obamacare's command and control rationing system.

10:30 AM, Feb 15, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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If this sounds like deliberately confusing gobbledygook, that’s because it is. Fortunately, the Congressional Budget Office, which has done an evaluation of the roadmap, offers a translation: “Some higher-income enrollees would pay higher premiums, and some program payments would be reduced.” In short, there would be Medicare cuts.

This "confusing gobbledygook" is actually pretty simple: Higher-income households--those making more than $170,000 annually--would see their Medicare prescription drug premiums increase about $25 to $30 per month--a proposal that was in Obama's budget last year and in a bill sponsored by Democratic senator Dianne Feinstein.

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