A new Republican budget would repeal President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul but put future retirees in a version of Medicare that strangely resembles one of the key cogs in that same plan.


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Sound contradictory?

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the top GOP budget writer, borrowed the idea of insurance exchanges, a big pooled marketplace, from the health care law enacted in Massachusetts when GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney was governor. Ryan wants to set one up for Medicare.

Obama borrowed the same idea to make exchanges available to uninsured working families through his law.

Experts who see some agreement rather than irreconcilable differences are scratching their heads and wondering if politicians of both parties may have more in common than they care to admit to voters in the heat of an election year.

Read more at Official Wire. By Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, AP.


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