Medicare looms as major issue in state
In April, Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis) introduced a Republican budget proposal that included a new voucher system to replace Medicare and make sharp spending cuts in Medicaid. House Republicans voted for the proposal en masse while every Democrat voted against it.
This was followed by a Congressional election in upstate New York where a Democrat swamped the Republican candidate in a traditionally Republican district on the issues raised by the Ryan proposal.
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