The House of Representatives will pursue entitlement spending cuts next year, House Speaker Paul Ryan recently explained on a radio program.
That means Medicare, Medicaid, and possibly even Social Security.
We’re going to have to get back next year at entitlement reform, which is how you tackle the debt and the deficit… Frankly, it’s the health care entitlements that are the big drivers of our debt, so we spend more time on the health care entitlements — because that’s really where the problem lies, fiscally speaking.
Medicare and Medicaid cuts would be very harmful to the nation’s private safety-net hospitals.
Learn more about Ryan’s remarks, the administration’s priorities, and what other members of Congress are saying about entitlement cuts in this Washington Post story.