One top GOP Senator recently offered his thoughts on the current ongoing efforts from government leaders of both parties to reform health care.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) made some remarks on Tuesday that showed he is concerned about the current efforts.
“At this point, it’s pretty clear that the parties will need to work together if any of this is going to improve. That said, I am concerned that many of the proposals for a bipartisan solution would amount to little more than a bailout of the current system,” Hatch said.
Hatch continued, stating, “This, in my view, would be a mistake.”
Senator Hatch was speaking at his committee’s health hearing.
Hatch then warned of a potential “partisan showdown” in the near future if this issue does not get figured out quickly.
“If we simply throw money into the system to maintain cost-sharing subsidies or make payments to insurers, without fixing any of the underlying problems, we would just be setting up yet another cliff, and likely another partisan showdown, in the future,” Hatch said.
According to The Hill, “Hatch’s comments come as the Senate Health Committee works on a bipartisan bill that would likely fund ObamaCare subsidy payments to insurers known as cost-sharing reductions.”