Ron Wyden Blasts Paul Ryan For Claiming Bipartisanship On Medicare
Mitt Romney has been claiming that Oregon Senator Ron Wyden signed onto Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan, but Wyden put out a statement saying it isn’t so.
Ryan and Wyden did work together in December 2011 to develop a paper outlining ways to provide for Medicare solvency, including a “premium support” model. Under premium support, Medicare would allow a menu of competing plans to offer coverage with government payments. Wyden, however, never signed on to support the House-adopted budget resolution written by Ryan that included plans for a premium support approach.
“Gov. Romney needs to learn you don’t protect seniors by makings things up, and his comments today sure won’t help promote real bipartisanship,” Wyden said.Click here for reuse options!
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