Cameras catch Paul Ryan and Bill Clinton chat about Medicare and NY-26 

ABC News cameras captured a semi-candid conversation between former President Bill Clinton and GOP Rep. Paul Ryan regarding his plan to reform Medicare.

"I'm glad that we won this race in New York, but I hope that the Democrats don't use as an excuse to do nothing on Medicare." said Clinton to Ryan.

"My guess is that it's going to sink in paralysis is what's going to happen," says Ryan glumly, "And you know the math, its. . we knew we were putting ourselves out there but you gotta start with this you gotta get out there, you gotta get moving. . "

"If you ever wanna talk about it. .," Clinton begins, "Yeah says Ryan, I'll give you a call."

Once on stage, however, Clinton attacked Ryan's plan, according to the Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz:

Clinton threw a roundhouse right at Paul Ryan's plan, approved by the House, to turn the health care program for the elderly into a voucher system. Not only would that approach fail to cut costs, he said "people will use less, get sicker and die quickly. Or they will be poorer because they'll have to spend so much of their money on health care."

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