In case you missed it, on 4/5/2011 PBS News, Judy Woodruff interviewed Paul Ryan about the Republican Budget Proposals. She went into it in adversarial mode. In my opinion, he did a fantastic job in explaining the common sense the Republicans have in mind.
I especially like the Medicare plan. It makes sense, is more cost effect and will deliver better medical care. We had exactly what he’s describing when my husband was a federal employee. We were offered our choice of about 20 different providers so we got exactly what our family needed. Our share of the premium was a payroll deduction and we dealt directly with the private insurance company. Congress did not have say-so in our coverage, which is just as it should be!