Pawlenty Outlines Plans For Medicare
The former Minnesota governor discusses his plans for the entitlement program on ABC's "This Week" and on the campaign trail in Iowa.
Bloomberg: Pawlenty Says He Would Sign Ryan Medicare Plan
Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, said that if he were in the Oval Office, he would sign the House-passed plan backed by Representative Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, to privatize Medicare. "If the only choices were doing nothing like President Obama is doing and Paul Ryan's plan, I'd sign it," Pawlenty said today on ABC's "This Week" program. He also said he would do some things differently, such as "address Social Security," without being more specific (Edney, 5/29).
The Associated Press: Pawlenty Touts Medicare Proposal During Iowa Trip
Republican presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty told people during a Monday stop in Iowa that the key difference between his Medicare proposal and the proposal introduced by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, is that his plan will change the way providers are paid. The former Minnesota governor spoke to a group of about 60 people during a campaign stop at Point of Grace Church in Waukee. He said his plan would include "performance pay" (5/30).