Ryan Defends Medicare Plan Following Clinton’s Criticism
On Thursday, Republican vice presidential nominee and House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) defendedÂ his Medicare proposal at a campaign stop in Colorado, one day after former President Clinton criticized the plan in a speech at the Democratic National Convention. Ryan defended his inclusion of theÂ Affordable Care Act'sÂ Medicare cuts in his own budget proposal, saying that he had to draft the plan with the assumption that the ACA was still intact. However, he said that multiple votes by the House Republican majority to repeal the law illustrate their intent to reverse the cuts.
- "Ryan Defends Medicare Plan Without Mentioning Clinton" (Kaplan, "Political Hotsheet," CBS News, 9/6).