House and Senate Leaders to Unveil Bill to Provide More Flexibility to States TUESDAY

May 2, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC - Leading voices on health reform from the House and Senate will hold a joint press conference on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at 2:30 p.m. in the Senate Radio-TV gallery.  Members will unveil legislation to repeal the health care law's Medicaid Maintenance of Effort requirements, which prevent states from targeting health care services to those most in need and limit governors' ability to root out program waste, fraud, and abuse. Governors from both parties have called for greater Medicaid flexibility in order to innovate and better target health care spending.

Senator Orrin Hatch, Ranking Member of Senate Finance Committee
Representative Fred Upton, House Energy and Commerce Chair
Senator Lamar Alexander, Senate Republican Conference Chair
Representative Phil Gingrey, GOP Doctors Caucus Co-Chair
Senator John Barrasso, Senate Republican Conference Vice Chair
Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, House Republican Conference  Vice Chair
Senator Mike Johanns, Former Governor of Nebraska
Representative Joe Pitts, House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee  Chair
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 @ 2:30 p.m.
Senate Radio-TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol