» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation LinksHome >
VOL. 128 | NO. 7 | Thursday, January 10, 2013

Alexander Proposes ‘Grand Swap’ for Medicaid, Education

AP

Print | Front Page | Email this story | Comments ()

NASHVILLE (AP) – Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is proposing a "grand swap" in which the federal government would take over all responsibility for Medicaid and the states would gain all control over education.

The senator said an address to a joint session of the Tennessee General Assembly on Wednesday said that proposal mirrors one he made to President Ronald Reagan three decades ago while Alexander was the state's governor. Alexander said Reagan embraced the idea, but it did not gain any traction in Congress.

Alexander told reporters after the speech on Tuesday that he sees similar barriers to his proposal amid Democratic control of the Senate and the presidency but said the change would remove the concerns and political challenges facing the states on expanding Medicaid or creating state insurance exchanges.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog Get more from The Daily News
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 82 194 5,672
MORTGAGES 106 229 7,855
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 12 19 1,728
BUILDING PERMITS 0 0 12,555
BANKRUPTCIES 59 124 5,237
BUSINESS LICENSES 28 59 2,306
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 131 315 7,335
MARRIAGE LICENSES 24 58 1,651

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.