In a stunning development, Paul Ryan and Ron Wyden will introduce new Medicare Plan that adopts Newt Gingrich’s optional provision:
The biggest difference is that seniors would have a choice between staying in traditional Medicare, or opting into new private plan alternatives, the two lawmakers said in an interview with POLITICO.
This new plan would also eliminate the 15 member Independent Payment Advisory Board (Think: Sarah Palin’s Death Panel)
“Rather than have a group of 15 people impose price controls to live within a cap, we’re giving the power to senior citizens through choice and competition to let the market make those decisions with them,” Ryan said in the joint interview.
This will probably be a big part of tomorrow’s Republican debate.