Senator Orrin Hatch, Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, will discuss S. 868,
the State Flexibility Act, and his broader vision for comprehensive Medicaid reform. In addition to introducing his bill, which seeks to repeal the onerous Medicaid Maintenance of Effort (MOE) requirements, Senator Hatch has begun a process for Medicaid reform with the nation’s governors modeled after the highly successful welfare reform of the 1990s. Medicaid currently consumes nearly a quarter of state budgets and is projected to spend $4.6 trillion in federal tax dollars over the next 10 years. The program is failing patients and is a target for waste, fraud, and abuse. Join us as Senator Hatch addresses this opportunity to empower the states to both reform the unsustainable Medicaid entitlement and to provide higher quality health care services to the nation’s most vulnerable citizens.
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The Honorable Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
United States Senator