Paul Ryan’s Own Continuents Worried About Losing Medicare
If Congressman Paul Ryan has his way, his own constituents won’t be too happy.
Ryan’s fix for Medicare, as well as Medicaid, has gotten more personal for hometown friends and neighbors who may be thinking as much about their own retirement or medical expenses as about the size of the federal deficit. Under Ryan’s plan, the government would no longer cover seniors’ health expenses as Medicare has since the 1960s. Instead, it would provide a certain amount of money to health insurers, with the exact coverage not locked in…
Char Christensen, a retired social worker, said she wonders what happened to the congressman who once seemed to vote with his heart. She said she fears he has strayed from his small-town roots and become part of a partisan machine.
“Ryan used to be for the people and now he’s for himself,” said Christensen, 63, who doesn’t plan to vote for Ryan again. “That’s not what public service is supposed to be.”
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