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  • VIDEO: Sen. Orrin Hatch Outlines Comprehensive Plan to Reform Medicaid

    Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), ranking member on the Senate Finance Committee, outlined a comprehensive plan for reforming Medicaid yesterday at Heritage. Medicaid is a program for low-income Americans, one of the big three entitlements.

    Hatch’s vision corresponds with the wishes of more than two dozen Republican governors, who wrote him this week to express their desire for greater flexibility with Medicaid. Democrats, including 41 of Hatch’s Senate colleagues, have publicly voiced their opposition to any meaningful reforms to the program offered by Republicans.

    Before his Heritage speech, Hatch sat down to talk about why reform is needed, how he would do it and why it matters in the context of the debt crisis facing America. Hatch also used the opportunity to attack Obamacare, legislation that made the Medicaid problem even more challenging.

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    3 Responses to VIDEO: Sen. Orrin Hatch Outlines Comprehensive Plan to Reform Medicaid

    1. R Holland says:

      I doubt there will be any reform of the big three entitlements. There are too many takers and not enough makers to allow for reform. Politicians are to afraid of not getting re-elected.

      Congress will keep on passing the buck down the road.

    2. Redfray, Pea Ridge, says:

      What away to treat the American tax payer. They have kept this country going for many years to have a retirement benefit that would aid them before dying. Now, every program in Washington D.C. comes before these hard working people. What's wrong with ending money sent to foreign countries so we can take care of our own? Yes, I understand , we don't need these people anymore. They are old and have no usefulness to the American government. Everyone of them should be placed in one of the offices of each senator, representative and 6 should be placed on the president's cabnet. They have earned the right to keep this country on the right track.

    3. leon says:

      So Orrin, it is good to hear you acting like a conservative republican. You have not been very conservative in the past. I see you trying to say what you think your constituents want to hear at this reelection time. You have not been very good at keeping your promises in the past so why would we listen to you now. You have been in Washington through it all and are part of the problem. As a ranking member on the Senate Finance Committee, why are our finances in such a mess. Go home and retire on your budget breaking retirement and let someone else who wants to actually do something get it done.

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