Originally Posted by patteeu
True or false: the Ryan budget maintains a Medicare program involving subsidized health care insurance for seniors.
That's pretty liberal usage of the phrase "a Medicare program."
An effective privatization of Medicare means that it is no longer Medicare. It becomes a premium support model, which is not what the Medicare we know is, even if we decide to keep calling it Medicare.
So to answer mylonsd: yes, Republicans want to cut a program they've been paying into for years and years. They want to replace it with a premium support model.