Hagan: Ryan budget, Medicaid block grants “totally unacceptable” (audio)

U.S. Senator Kay Hagan says she will not support a Republican proposal that would convert Medicaid into a block grant program.

Hagan said Wednesday that while Congress must take steps to cut deficits and avert a default crisis,  it is simply wrong to try to balance the federal budget on the backs of seniors and working families.

Senator Hagan, who appears on N.C. Policy Watch’s News & Views this weekend, said Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget blueprint would in effect “dismantle” high-quality care for low-income, vulnerable Americans.

For a preview of the Senator’s radio interview with Chris Fitzsimon, click below:

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3 Comments

  1. Frances Jenkins

    June 30, 2011 at 7:19 am

    So, what is Senator Hagan’s plan to reduce the debt? I see, she does not have one.

  2. gregflynn

    June 30, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Actually Hagan was one of just 19 Senators who voted in December against a tax package that increased the debt.

    Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina supported it, despite the huge objection cited by Hagan: “This bill would add $858 billion to the national debt without offering a long-term solution.”

    “We can’t keep borrowing from the Chinese,” Hagan said.

  3. World Socialist Web Site

    June 30, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Hagan has said nothing about slashing military spending. She is way too friendly to those in the armed services with delusions of grandeur about ‘full spectrum dominance’ that is bankrupting the USA