Testing The Honeymoon: Can Trump And Ryan Find Agreement On Medicare Funding?
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R- Wis., has gone out of his way to accommodate the president-elect's wishes since November, but their profound differences on whether to move toward making Medicare a voucher program could come to a head this spring, Politico reports.
Ryan And Trump Set For Medicare Showdown
Since the election, Paul Ryan has accommodated and deferred to Donald Trump on all sorts of issues they don’t see eye-to-eye on. But when it comes to Ryan’s career-defining cause — overhauling Medicare and other entitlements — the speaker has held his ground. The clashing philosophies between the GOP's two top pols — Trump once called Ryan's doctrine "political suicide" — is about to come to a head. Left unresolved, it threatens to sink tax reform, a top priority for both men. (Bade, 1/17)