Jeffrey Miron: To save Medicare, seniors ought to pay more
What You May Have Missed
By Jeffrey Miron
For the Los Angeles Times
Published: Sunday, Sept. 9 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT
In the Obama campaign's attack on the Romney-Ryan proposal to "voucherize" Medicare, one accusation is that the plan would force seniors to pay more of their health-care costs: about $6,400 more per beneficiary, according to a recent TV ad known as "Facts." Regardless of the "facts" in the ad, this attack takes as a given that any such outcome is undesirable.
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