Dem senator: It's time for entitlement reform

Bennet, along with the entire Senate Democratic Caucus, voted against House Budget Committee Chairman Paul RyanPaul RyanSessions: Ryan 'needs to' endorse Trump soon Dole: Gingrich should be Trump's running mate In House GOP, Ryan endorsement of Trump seen as inevitable MORE's (R-Wis.) fiscal 2012 budget blueprint that calls for major Medicare reforms.

Bennet told the Herald he believes the popular entitlement program must not be privatized while delivering "higher quality at a lower cost.” 

Democrats have not yet offered legislation that would rein in Medicare costs, instead focusing their attention on lambasting the Ryan plan.

Bennet, who survived both a contested primary and general-election challenge last year, was commemorating Memorial Day in Durango while touring Western Colorado.

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