The Budget War has reignited the Medicare War with both Republicans and Democrats fearful of angering Seniors (and potential Seniors) about diminished access to blank-check health care.
Polls show people want Medicare to continue "as is" --but this is not a fiscal possibility.
Medicare must be changed, and both Pres. Obama and Rep. Ryan offer ways to change it.
The President calls for top-down restriction of care by a government-appointed panel of experts. Ryan's plan calls for restriction of government payment to individuals and more individual choice.
Neither plan ends Medicare --just Medicare as it currently exists.
Neither plan supports Seniors' ability to pay for care when Medicare won't.
The debate must continue.
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