New reaction to a private moment caught between two Washington powerbrokers talking about Medicare reform. In this unguarded exchange between former President Bill Clinton and Republican House Budget Committee Chairman, Paul Ryan, the former President acknowledged the Democrats should be getting behind efforts to reform Medicare.
The numbers back Ryan up. The government spent 523 billion last year on the 47.5 million people covered by Medicare. Estimates say the Medicare trust fund will run dry in 13 years.