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POSTED: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 6:01am

UPDATED: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 6:02am

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan: "We can no longer let politicians in Washington deny the danger to Medicare -- the danger is all too real, and the health of our nation's seniors is far too important. We have to save Medicare to avoid disruptions in benefits for current seniors, and to strengthen the program for future generations. House Republicans have put forward a plan to do just that. Democratic leaders in Congress have failed to produce a plan -- it has been 755 days since Senate Democrats even passed a budget. Meanwhile, the President's plan would empower a panel of 15 unelected bureaucrats to cut Medicare for current seniors, while failing to save the program for future retirees.

"This video lays out the clear choice our nation faces on Medicare: Will Medicare become a program in which a board of bureaucrats manages its bankruptcy by denying care to seniors? Or will leaders work together to save and strengthen Medicare by empowering seniors to choose health care plans that work best for them, with less support for the wealthy and more help for the poor and the sick? House Republicans have advanced solutions to save Medicare. Instead of working with us, the leaders of the Democratic Party have opted to play politics with the health security of America's seniors."

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To learn more about the House-passed Fiscal Year 2012 Budget -- The Path to Prosperity: http://budget.house.gov/fy2012budget/

To learn more about the facts on the House Republicans' plan to save and strengthen Medicare: http://budget.house.gov/SettingtheRecordStraight/

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Information and Video from House Budget Committee; YouTube.com

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