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Sen. Ron Wyden rejects Ryan's debate claim he supports GOP Medicare plan

By Sam Baker – published in The Hill “Heath Watch” 10/12/12

Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden (Ore.) did not appreciate Paul Ryan calling him a supporter of the Romney-Ryan Medicare plan during Thursday's vice presidential debate.

Ryan mentioned his work with Wyden to argue that his Medicare proposal could garner bipartisan support in Congress. Romney and Ryan's plan is based on the proposal that Ryan and Wyden released earlier this year — over strong complaints from Wyden's fellow Democrats.

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