Editorials Take Aim at GOP’s Medicare, Medicaid Proposals
House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan's (R-Wis) fiscal year 2012 budget plan contains Medicare and Medicaid proposals that "are mostly an effort to shift the burden to beneficiaries and the states," according to a New York Times editorial. Meanwhile, a Los Angeles Times editorial states that Ryan's plan aims to reduce federal spending "by punting the cost problems in Medicaid to the states and in Medicare to the elderly."
- "The Budget Battles: The Threat to Medicaid and Medicare" (New York Times, 4/5).
- "The GOP Plan for the Federal Deficit" (Los Angeles Times, 4/6).