ok. so republicans fought obama tooth and nail when he wanted a public option for health care reform. now that republicans are in big trouble with seniors for voting to kill medicare they are backpedaling bigtime. what is their latest proposel? a public option for medicare. "Paul Ryan Says He's Open To Making Medicare Plan Optional" So when he told the advocacy group No American Debt that he'd be comfortable with having "a fee-for-service option alongside premium support" on Thursday, it turned some heads but it wasn't inherently earth-shattering. (note)it may actually be a good idea but the hyprocisy of the republicans is striking.