Monday, May 8, 2017

Ted Cruz: Medicaid Changes Could be 'First Meaningful Entitlement Reform' in Modern Times

Medicaid reform, if passed as part of comprehensive healthcare measures that are now in the hands of the Senate, could mark the "first meaningful entitlement reform in the modern decade," but if the Senate fails to approve Obamacare repeal and replace measures, that could be "catastrophic" Sen. Ted Cruz said Saturday.
"It has the potential of having a huge impact on the fiscal strength of our country," the Texas Republican told economist Larry Kudlow on his WABC radio show, while admitting that it will be complicated to solve the issues surrounding Medicaid expansion.
LISTEN ABOVE to Ted Cruz's comments (begin at 
about the 3:45 minute mark)
"There are not only ideological differences, but parochial differences" among Republicans from different states, Cruz explained. "You have some of the states that have expanded Medicaid, other states have not, and no senator wants to see their state get the short end of the stick."
At any rate, it is going to take some time before the Senate has a bill ready to return to the House, Cruz said.
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