Congress | An unexpected bipartisan Medicare reform plan shakes Washington
by Edward Lee Pitts
Posted 12/16/11, 12:36 am
WASHINGTON-A pair of congressional lawmakers provided a rare sight on Thursday: A Republican and a Democrat sharing the stage while talking about reforming Medicare. Even more rare is the fact that the two lawmakers from different sides of the party divide actually agreed on a Medicare overhaul strategy.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., a hero to fiscal conservatives, and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., who voted for Obama's healthcare law, have joined forces to introduce a new Medicare reform plan.