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    The Free Market Works for Health Care

    Advocates of big-government health care have ruthlessly attacked Representative Paul Ryan’s (R–WI) proposal to reform Medicare, which would give seniors a contribution to apply to the health plan of their choice. Under this “premium support” system, insurers would compete in newly created Medicare exchanges and would face pressure to offer … More

    Gen Xers, Baby Boomers and Seniors Prefer Ryan's Budget Over Obama's Plan

    The liberal attack machine is operating on overdrive to attack Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget plan, but it’s failing to convince a large number of Americans, according to two new polls. A surprising USA Today/Gallup poll today revealed that a plurality of Americans over the age of 30 — including Gen … More

    Hysterical Attack Machine in Full Force Targeting Ryan Plan

    It seems like there’s a demagoguery machine working full tilt these days to churn out scaremongering from the left over House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R–WI) 2012 budget resolution passed by the House earlier this month. Much of it focuses on Ryan’s proposal to provide premium support to Medicare … More

    The President’s Medicare Plan: A Trojan Horse to Ration Health Care?

    Medicare, the federal health care program for America’s seniors, represents $30.8 trillion in long-term unfunded obligations. If Medicare’s runaway costs are not reined in, the program could cease to exist for future generations. The issue is not whether Medicare costs should be controlled but how. Congress can pursue one of … More

    Morning Bell: Framing The Debt Limit Debate

    In May, Congress will begin debate on our nation’s debt limit. The debt limit is an alarm bell built into our nation’s laws, which forces members of Congress to confront out-of-control spending when our debt reaches a certain level. Five times in the last four years, we have ignored this … More

    Heritage in Focus: Rep. Ryan's Budget Proposal

    Representative Paul Ryan’s (R- WI) budget proposal has been analyzed by Heritage experts: “It is an immensely detailed budget; I’m so impressed with it,” says Heritage economist Bill Beach, in a new Heritage in Focus. In this podcast, Mr. Beach discusses Rep. Ryan’s proposed trillions of dollars in budget cuts, … More

    Premium Support in Medicare: What It Is and What It Isn't

    Yesterday, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R–WI) unveiled his budget proposal for fiscal year 2012. The transformative proposal would reverse the current trajectory of out-of-control federal spending largely due to the inclusion of a bold proposal to reform the currently unsustainable Medicare program. Ryan’s approach would change the way … More

    Ryan Budget Critics Incorrectly Attack Heritage Analysis

    Except in Jeopardy!,  questions usually come first, followed by answers. Likewise, when criticizing public policy studies and their underlying methodologies, it typically helps to see the policy study and methodology used before one embarks on criticism. Today at 8:37 a.m. ET, Matt Yglesias of the Center for American Progress’ Think … More

    As the Budget Debate Unfolds, It's Time for Grown Ups

    House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R, WI) has proposed a budget for grown ups. Washington’s big spenders have responded with the tired clichés we expect from defenders of big government: “Pulling the rug out from under seniors,” says Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D, MI). “Waging war on American workers,” says Rep. … More

    Morning Bell: Chairman Ryan's Budget Resolution Changes America's Course

    America needs to change course. Our current direction is fiscally and economically unsustainable and politically and culturally bankrupting. It is threatening the well-being and future of our country. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R–WI) budget proposal, for the first time in recent memory, sets our nation on a different … More