• GOP's Medicare plans run into wall in the Senate

    3 days ago - By Politico

    The GOP's dream of privatizing parts of Medicare is running up against resistance among Senate Republicans. Interviews with more than a dozen GOP lawmakers reveal they're not planning to pursue big changes to the popular health care program for seniors - at least not in the first year of the Trump administration. That hesitation starts with the chairman who would lead any overhaul in the Senate. “We'll have to see,” said Sen. Orrin Hatch , head of the Senate Finance Committee, which oversees Medicare. “We're going to have a whole new look at a lot of things.... It depends on what it is. It...
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