Understanding Rep. Ryan’s Plan For Medicare

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Are vouchers the same as premium support? Will seniors’ health care look like that offered federal workers? A guide to some of the questions and issues in the House Budget chairman’s plan.

Text: CBO’s Options On Health Spending

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The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has issued nearly 40 pages of new health spending and cuts it says would reduce the federal deficit by billions of dollars including changes to the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

CBO Weighs In On GOP Health Law Repeal

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The Congressional Budget Office says that repealing the Democrats’ health law will add to budget deficits over the long-term and to the tune of $145 billion through 2019.

Health Care Battles To Surge Anew In 2011

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KHN reporters preview some of the big issues coming this year: The GOP’s fight to repeal the law and what the party can offer instead; states’ efforts to beat back growing Medicaid costs; consumers’ troubles affording care.

Riding An Elevator With Boehner: What Would You Say?

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Less than 24 hours after Republicans won control of the House, soon-to-be-speaker John Boehner denounced the new health care law, saying it would “kill jobs in America, ruin the best health care system in the world, and bankrupt our country” — and renewed his vow to try to repeal it. Kaiser Health News asked people around the country to answer the following question: “If you ended up in an elevator with Rep. Boehner, what single thing would you urge him to do about health care in this country?”

Can Health Reform Pass? Experts Weigh In

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Will President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats have to greatly scale back their health care overhaul proposals to get legislation passed this year? Here’s what some experts advise.