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Rep. Paul Ryan speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington

GOP suggests health cost shift to elderly

Ryan’s plan would put people now 54 and younger in a different kind of health care program when they retire, unlike the Medicare that their parents and grandparents have known. Instead of coverage for a set of benefits prescribed from Washington, they’d get a federal payment to buy private insurance from a choice of government-regulated […]

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GOP: Retirees should have larger stake in health, finances

Republicans in charge of the House are facing two unappealing options on the budget. One is to lead with their chins and offer politically toxic cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and, perhaps, Social Security. Or, they could play it safe — but then endorse trillion-dollar deficits that would enrage their tea party backers.

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GOP blocks legislation to award seniors $250

“Basically, they have their benefit levels flatlined at a time when they’re encountering higher costs, reducing their quality of life experience and disappointing them greatly about Social Security,” said Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D., a member of the Ways and Means Social Security subcommittee.

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