Kerrey addresses health care, immigration during Bluffs visit
Democratic Senate Candidate Bob Kerrey says he backs a proposal in Congress that would make the expansion of Medicaid a federal responsiblity, rather than something that is passed on to the states.
Following a breakfast Tuesday with constituents, Kerrey said he supports a Republican proposal that would save Nebraska an estimated $300 million under the current health care bill.
Kerrey says the proposal, introduced by Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander, is something former President Ronald Reagan had suggested, and it looks as attractive to him now as it did then.
Kerrey also said he supports much of an immigration proposal being suggested by Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Romney would raise caps on the number of immigrants who could secure temporary work visas. Immigrants who earn advanced degrees at an American university would also earn a green card.
Romney also said he would complete a 2,000-mile fence along the border, and reiterated his support to providing legal status to immigrants who serve in the military.
Kerrey said his opponent Deb Fischer is not backing the Romney plan, which he says is an example of how political the issue can be.
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