well for one thing, they all have giant egos and hate being proved wrong.
two, you just made the most compelling case for a weak federal system in favor of a strong state - essentially 50 case studies on a given subject. and god knows the one thing the feds hate worse than being proved wrong is seeding power back to the states.
I was even talking about sending it back to the state ( even though I would prefer that). They could just take a number of seniors have them try our Ryan's program and see if they like it. If seniors are hurt by it check the how the cost compare. Who knows maybe senior 65-70 might be cheaper on private insurance than medicare or maybe not. If not then we know we have to find some other way to fix it, but atleast we can mark off on option. I guess that just makes too much sense.