House GOP unveils budget blueprint

The Salt Lake Tribune / Associated Press, March 21, 2012

To cope with the unsustainable growth of Medicare and the influx of retiring baby boomers, the GOP budget reprises a controversial approach that would switch the program—for those under 55 today—from a traditional "fee for service" framework in which the government pays doctor and hospital bills to a voucherlike "premium support" approach in which the government subsidizes purchases of health insurance.


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