Thompson says major Medicare changes unlikely to come soon

House Speaker Paul Ryan has long been eying a chance to make dramatic changes to Medicare.
But former Gov. Tommy Thompson says that’s not likely to happen anytime soon, given the list of big issues Congress and President Trump are looking to tackle.
“You can only gore so many cows and still remain standing,” Thompson told a luncheon in Madison this week, noting the 2018 election year looms large. “You’ve gotta pick your fights.”
Ryan has been looking to get private plans to compete along the traditional Medicare program and giving recipients premium support payments. But critic...

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