Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona
Rep. Paul Ryan’s extreme cost-cutting budget passed the US House of Representatives last Friday on a straight party line vote– all Republicans voting for it, all Democrats against it.
Although there are many parts of Ryan’s plan that I disagree with, the worst part is his scheme to change Medicare into a voucher system for anyone currently under 55 years of age.
We already have a medical bankruptcy problem in the US. (Check out the research or Sicko if you doubt this.) Ryan’s plan could plunge thousands more into bankruptcy. Check out this article from The American Journal of Medicine blog.