While Paul Ryan takes cover during this election cycle to distance himself form his own devastating plan to rip Medicare into pieces, a deeper look at the "compromise" version with Rep. Ron Wyden is just as destructive. From CBS News:
CBS: "Medicare, which is more cost-effective than private insurance, is not the problem, it is the solution to runaway health care costs," Richard Trumka, president of the union organization the AFL-CIO, said in a statement. "Under Ryan-Wyden, private for-profit insurance companies will cherry pick the healthiest seniors and stick Medicare with sicker and more costly seniors, driving up costs for Medicare, fragmenting and destabilizing the Medicare risk pool... In the end, the answer to the problem of health care cost growth is for more people to use Medicare, not fewer."