Will Ryan Succeed in Phasing Out Medicare?

November 14, 2016 12:10 p.m.

I noted yesterday that Paul Ryan has signaled he plans to phase out Medicare next year and replace it with private health care insurance for which the federal government will provide seniors vouchers. There are numerous dimensions to this story. And we’re working with our team this morning to prep for covering it. But one key part of the equation we need your help with. DC journalists tend to think this kind of story evolves in DC. And there’s plenty to follow in Washington. But the real action happens in the states and congressional districts where members of Congress have to sell getting rid of Medicare to their constituents. And that is going to come out in local media, constituent letters, public appearances and so forth. So let us know what you are seeing where you live. In the local paper, on TV, something you hear directly from a representative or senator. Find out where your representative or senator stands on this issue. We want to know. How to contact us? Easy. There’s an email link right below the logo up at the upper left of every page.

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