Just a few moments ago on MSNBC Kristen Welker had this exchange with HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell.
WELKER: Secretary Burwell, as you likely know, House Speaker Paul Ryan is talking about phasing out Medicare. He's arguing it is a drag. There's a better way to insure those people.
BURWELL: Medicare is an incredibly important part of our nation's financial and health security for our seniors for over 50 years at this point. We know that what has happened and what is the truth is the life of the Medicare trust fund or our ability to pay for those benefits has increased since the passage of the Affordable Care Act. We also know Medicare spending since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, we saved $473 billion and that's for the taxpayer.