Once-Vociferous Republicans Quietly Let Go Of Medicare Reform Plans For Now
Reports showing that the conservatives' tax cuts have had a negative impact on the health of the Medicare trust fund have put fiscal hawks in an awkward position.
Republicans Give Up On Medicare Overhaul
Republicans on Capitol Hill are giving up on what might be their last best chance to overhaul Medicare, just as they’re losing their leading champion on the issue, House Speaker Paul Ryan. The quiet surrender on a subject that’s energized GOP fiscal hawks for the better part of a decade comes as new projections show Medicare’s trust fund in its worst shape since the recession, partly because of Republicans’ other chief obsession: their sweeping tax cuts. (Cancryn and Ferris, 6/15)