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Blog: Rep. Ryan, Medicare and the Economy

May 17, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Speaking in Chicago on Monday, May 16, Representative Paul D. Ryan touted his plan to privatize Medicare as the way to “grow the economy.” 

Truly, when the measure of the economy is financial gains in private markets, then one can say the economy grows in this case by forcing both the federal government and seniors to pay twice as much to private insurers fo