Interview with Robert Borosage: GOP plan to privatize Medicare; open phones

05/04/11 Robert Lorei
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Three weeks ago in Washington the Republican-controlled House passed Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget on April 15.

The vote was along party lines. The budget proposal aims to reduce the nation’s $14 trillion national debt but the proposal's plans to change health-care access for seniors have proven controversial.

The budget proposal replaces the Medicare guarantee for seniors over 65 with a voucher system that seniors would have to use to buy their health insurance from private companies. Yesterday Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he will hold a Senate vote on Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget proposal. The debate before the vote is likely to highlight two vastly different approaches to solving the nation’s financial problems. We’re joined now by Robert Borosage who is co-director of the Campaign for America’s Future — a progressive think tank in Washington DC.

Later we'll hear several listener comments about yesterday's program.

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