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Medicare: Taking it private would raise premiums

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The general interest press has mulled the same Kaiser Family Foundation “defined contribution” Medicare plan analysis we covered earlier this week. Like us, the general interest publications have noticed a bright shiny object in the middle of the PDF: If the Kaiser analysts understand how the defined contribution approach (which is also known as the “premium support” approach, which is also known as “vouchers,” which is also known as “Ryan’s proposal”) would really work, then many Medicare enrollees in a big swing state could end up paying a lot more for Medicare.