House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., outlined a health-care plan to his members Thursday. Surprisingly, it did not include much detail, either because the speaker has not gotten that far or because he's afraid of the reaction when the numbers are revealed.
The basic outline comes from his "A Better Way" health-care plan. The Associated Press reports:
"It features a revamped Medicaid program for the poor, tax breaks to help people pay doctors' bills and federally subsidized state pools to assist those with costly medical conditions in buying insurance.
"Lawmakers called the ideas options, and many were controversial. One being pushed by Ryan and other leaders would replace the tax increases in Obama's law with new levies on the value of some employer-provided health plans — a political no-fly zone for...