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

Posted By Clayton Henkel On June 29, 2011 @ 1:46 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

U.S. Senator Kay Hagan [1] 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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