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Medicare debate heats up presidential race




House Budget Chairman U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) introduces the House Budget Committee's FY2013 budget at a news conference at the Capitol on in Washington, D.C. The House Republican plan reduces personal income taxes to a 25 percent and a 10 percent rate, although it leaves income thresholds for the income brackets unclear, and would set a discretionary spending cap at $1.028 trillion.
House Budget Chairman U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) introduces the House Budget Committee's FY2013 budget at a news conference at the Capitol on in Washington, D.C. The House Republican plan reduces personal income taxes to a 25 percent and a 10 percent rate, although it leaves income thresholds for the income brackets unclear, and would set a discretionary spending cap at $1.028 trillion.
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Mitt Romney's choice of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate has put the Medicare debate front and center in the presidential race.

Ryan famously proposed turning Medicare into a voucher system in his 2011 budget plan.

Madeleine talks about the candidate's positions on the issue with Margot Sanger-Katz, the health care correspondent for the National Journal.

Guest:

Margot Sanger-Katz, health care correspondent for the National Journal