The Candidates on Medicare

by gradycarter


The debate over Medicare has been very heated lately, and Steve Rattner is back with some charts. I have been trying to figure out for quite a while what I thought about the different candidates and their positions. So far what I’ve seen is that Mitt Romney has tried to avoid the issue altogether, while Paul Ryan and Barack Obama seem to be quite similar and that they wants to make cuts in spending, but that the cuts would be to payments to providers (which Paul Ryan asked for in his budget, but accused Obama of hurting Medicare when he suggested the same thing). Meanwhile, Mitt Romney has suggested we make no changes… I think that a bad idea. I’ll just let Steve Rattner’s charts from Morning Joe do the talking from here.