Jindal: Delaying Obama healthcare law could help offset sequester

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Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal (La.) on Sunday proposed delay the implementation of President Obama’s healthcare reform law to help offset the looming sequester cuts.

“The president needs to step up to the plate and say to Congress, ‘Here’s how you can cut $85 billion.”‘ I’ve got an idea for him,” said Jindal on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “Just delay the Medicaid expansions, delay the health care exchanges so they can work with states on waivers, on flexibility. You could save tens of billions of dollars there by– and you’re not even cutting a program that’s started yet. Just delay it for a few years.”

Jindal has been a strong critic of the president’s signature healthcare reform bill, and has said his state will not participate in the law’s Medicaid expansion.

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