Reports The New York Times:
The proposal establishes a right flank for the coming debate over the benefits program, which is expected to begin in earnest on Tuesday when the House Budget Committee, led by Representative Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, unveils the Republicans’ plan. This proposal is expected to embrace ideas that Mr. Ryan wrote with Senator Ron Wyden, Democrat of Oregon, which would give seniors and other recipients a menu of health insurance plans to choose from, including the existing fee-for-service program. Seniors would be given a fixed subsidy to buy an insurance plan.
(See also related Lee press release.)