In a wide ranging interview, Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin discusses his plans for repealing ObamaCare, fixing Medicare and Medicaid, the federal budget, and why he's not running for president in 2012.
Peter M. Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he writes about business and politics, edits the Hoover Institution's quarterly journal, the Hoover Digest, and hosts Hoover's television program, "Uncommon Knowledge."
Robinson is also the author of three books: How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life; It's My Party: A Republican's Messy Love Affair with the GOP; and the best-selling business book Snapshots from Hell: The Making of an MBA.
Representative Paul Ryan
Paul D. Ryan, Jr. is an American politician and Congressman from Wisconsin.
He is a member of the Republican Party, and represents Wisconsin's 1st congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Paul Ryan, the GOP nominee for vice president, talks about how the Republicans will stop the Democrat’s from scaring the American people about Ryan’s health care and Medicare reform. “We will see an attempt to demagogue, distort and deny,” says Ryan.
System for the advance financing of medical expenses through contributions or taxes paid into a common fund to pay for all or part of health services specified in an insurance policy or law. The key elements are advance payment of premiums or taxes, pooling of funds, and eligibility for benefits on the basis of contributions or employment without an income or assets test. Health insurance may apply to a limited or comprehensive range of medical services and may provide for full or partial payment of the costs of specific services. Benefits may consist of the right to certain medical services or reimbursement of the insured for specified medical costs. Private health insurance is organized and administered by an insurance company or other private agency; public health insurance is run by the government (seesocial insurance). Both forms of health insurance are to be distinguished from socialized medicine and government medical-care programs, in which doctors are employed directly or indirectly by the goverment, which also owns the health-care facilities (e.g., Britain's National Health Service). See alsoinsurance.