May 19, 2017

Stephen Schneck, former director of IPR, and Robert Destro, professor, law, were quoted in a National Catholic Register story on the American Health Care Act.

 

... “The process was problematic in a lot of ways, and the Senate rightfully is concerned about all of that,” said Schneck, who served as a national co-chair of Catholics for Obama. He predicted that Republican budget hawks will also have issues with the possibility that the bill could drive up the national deficit in the form of huge tax breaks to wealthy Americans. “With the level of disagreements among Republicans, this is going to be a very slow process,” Schneck said. ...

Robert Destro, the founding director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Law & Religion at The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law, told the Register that he is not surprised that the cost of Medicaid expansion has been a stumbling block in Congress because the costs to insure an expanded Medicaid population could be significantly higher than expected. “The whole goal of Obamacare was to move us closer to a single-payer system, and that’s really what the Medicaid expansion was about,” Destro said. “If you think about what single payer would look like, it would look like either Medicaid or Medicare, but most likely Medicaid.” ...

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