The Bipartisan Policy Center has a detailed analysis of Ryan’s budget, with several illustrative charts and graphs, including a bar graph that compares several different budget plans on their revenue and spending.
The BPC analysis of the Ryan plan covers many topics, but it goes into detail on how government health-care programs would be affected. Not only does it address funding for Medicare (health insurance for seniors) and Medicaid (health insurance for the poor), but it also gives special attention to the Children’s Health Insurance Program. It also outlines specific consequences that would result if the Affordable Care Act were to be repealed, as called for in Ryan's budget plan.
The BPC analysis quotes extensively from the Congressional Budget Office’s report on the Ryan plan and compares the Ryan plan with other debt-reduction plans, the CBO's January 2011 defense projections, and historic levels of spending.
The BPC also provides links to its analyses of other budget plans: the House Democrats’ budget, the proposal by the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and the bipartisan Cooper-LaTourette proposal.
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