Benjamin Domenech: A Healthcare-Education Swap for States?
Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Sen. Lamar Alexander says it’s time for a healthcare-education swap like one President Reagan was amenable to: The federal government would take over Medicaid and let states completely handle education. Is that a good idea? Heartland’s Health Care News managing editor and healthcare policy fellow Benjamin Domenech joins the School Reform News podcast to discuss it. Healthcare and education will be the largest drivers of state spending and compete with each other for it in the foreseeable future. How should states handle this? Listen in to find out.