But according to Alec Vachon, a former aide to ex-Senator and 1996 Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole (R-KS), Ryan's proposal needs a reality check.
By contrast, a health policy solution would recognize drivers of health costs, especially those generated by government policy, such as tax treatment of health benefits," Vachon
said in an interview in Kaiser Health News
, a publication of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
According to Vachon
, Ryan's objective of limiting the federal contribution for the private purchase of insurance by seniors might work on paper, but he
was "not sure it would work in the real world if seniors are unable to buy insurance with the available subsidy."