Scott Brown comes out against Paul Ryan’s plan to end Medicare, which Charlie Dent favors. Here he is explaining how it will increase premiums for all seniors, including current beneficiaries:
First, I fear that as health inflation rises, the cost of private plans will outgrow the government premium support— and the elderly will be forced to pay ever higher deductibles and co-pays. Protecting those who have been counting on the current system their entire adult lives should be the key principle of reform.
Add Brown to the growing Gingrich/Toomey/McConnell group of Republicans who don’t want to sign the House Republican political suicide pact.