GOP Looks To Shock Failing Medicare Plan Back To Life With New Message
Beset by a constant barrage of attacks from the left and increasing unease on the right, House Republican leaders plan to relaunch their proposal to turn Medicare into a privatized voucher program. Leading the charge will be the GOP budget’s architect, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), who is scheduled to deliver an address on the topic at the Economic Club of Chicago on Monday.
House Republicans have yet to find their voice on health care ever since passing their budget last month and the new push by leadership comes amid confusion over whether their leaders have abandoned their original plan entirely. Ryan will have to choose his message carefully in order to reassure the conservative base that the GOP’s appetite for cuts is undiminished while reassuring moderate Republicans in swing districts that the issue won’t wreck their re-election prospects.
Yeah, good luck with that. When even that tool Gingrich is saying that Medicare privatization is nothing more than “right wing social engineering”, you know the Ryan plan is pretty much dead in the water.