Paul Ryan claims Obamacare is making Medicare go broke

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Why is Paul Ryan obsessed with destroying Medicare? Why can he not celebrate the fact that more Americans have access to healthcare now than ever before in our history.  Why does he  not work to improve and expand Medicare instead of maneuvering to deconstruct and diminish it?

Paul Ryan claims Obamacare is making Medicare go broke

“Because of Obamacare, Medicare is going broke.”

 

But surprisingly for Ryan, who is regarded as a federal budget expert, his claim about the law flies in the face of evidence that it actually helps shore up Medicare.

What the ACA did on Medicare

Here’s how Marc Goldwein, senior policy director at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, lays it out: On one side of the ledger, Obamacare slowed the growth of Medicare spending by, among other things, reducing increases in payments made to nearly all health care providers.

 

On the other side of the ledger, the law included a surtax on high-income earners that brings more money into Medicare.

Two health care policy experts further told us that the combination of spending curbs and revenue increases for Medicare Part A — which covers hospital, nursing home and home care services, and is financed mainly through payroll taxes — has extended the solvency of Medicare.

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