The most insistent GOP rationale and analogy for drumming up public support for its purported deficit-reduction plan, relying prominently on overhauling the federal Medicare program, is that “seniors will be getting exactly what members of Congress get”. The reference is to the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, in which most members of Congress are themselves enrolled.
Under the Ryan plan, new retirees would be enrolled in the proposed new program, under which Medicare would “subsidize” health care premiums under a voucher system. The vouchers could be used to purchase private insurance. Continue reading…