Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) has been busy putting forth detailed proposals, including his Roadmap for America’s Future [pdf] for tackling our nation’s daunting budget and debt challenges, and he garners more coverage today.
Elsewhere, Rep. Ryan has teamed up with economist and former Clinton administration budget director Alice Rivlin to propose the “Ryan-Rivlin” plan, which builds off of Ryan’s Roadmap and aims to tackle the looming budget busting problems with Medicare and Medicaid. James Capretta has a post up about the plan at the Foundry (Heritage Foundation).
“Of the GAO’s unfunded liability figure, which is a $76 trillion figure, almost all of that is health care. You cannot preempt a debt crisis, get this fiscal house in order without dealing with health care, and I do not believe that this health care law does that.”
– Rep. Paul Ryan