ANALYSIS

Romney’s Fiscal Plan Looks a Lot Like Paul Ryan’s

You probably missed the news late Friday that Mitt Romney dropped a new, more specific fiscal plan for the federal government. “We now know a lot more about what Romney would do about Medicare than we did yesterday,” writes Wonkblog’s Sarah Kliff, who dug in to the details as conservative leaders praised the plan over the weekend. It would replace Medicare with vouchers, but allow some seniors to keep the existing system. Like Rick Perry’s parallel-system tax plan, it could lead to more confusion. On that and several other crucial questions, the Romney plan lacks details. “If those seniors are split into various plans, it could undermine Medicare’s ability to bargain for cheaper prices.”