An Examination Of The Premium Support Concept
Politico Pro: Aaron, Antos Duel Over Ryan-Wyden Plan
Henry Aaron, who helped create the concept of premium support back in 1995, doesn't like its latest incarnation: Wyden-Ryan. Joseph Antos says the bipartisan odd couple has given Medicare — and taxpayers and beneficiaries — a real chance at fiscal sustainability. Two politely dueling essays in this week's New England Journal of Medicine dissect the proposal made by Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Democrat Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon. Not only do they reach different conclusions, their perspectives and assumptions mean they have different starting points. In other words, Washington health policy in a genteel nutshell (Kenen, 1/25).