Conservative leaders have signed memo outlining ‘wish list’ for Senate healthcare bill
Conservatives on the Conservative Action Project this week outlined what they want the healthcare bill to look like in order to gain Republican support on the Senate bill that has stirred up controversy this summer. Their memo states that, in order to garner their support, the bill must address four principles: consumer choice, Medicaid flexibility, market reforms and reining in long-term Medicaid growth.
“As the Senate considers new options to replace Obamacare, it is critical that any bill includes solutions that give consumers more choice, create real flexibility for Medicaid, bring more free market principles into the market, and rein in long-term growth of Medicaid,” the conservatives, who are part of the Conservative Action Project, wrote in a memo released Tuesday.
The memo’s signatories include former Attorney General Ed Meese, Heritage Action for America CEO Mike Needham, and Tea Party Patriots President Jenny Beth Martin.
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