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?
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
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.