On Welfare Programs
Ryan's budget plan would make drastic reforms to Medicare. Under Ryan's plan, the retirement age would rise and Medicare would be replaced with a private healthcare vouchers. Rand supported cuts to government welfare programs, but Dr. Onkar Ghate, a senior fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute, argues Rand would be disappointed because Paul's plans don't go far enough. "She was opposed to the federal government trying to provide for individuals. What we should be doing is siphoning these programs out."