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The Senate health-care bill solves the longstanding problem that the poor have too much and the rich have too little.

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities says that $33 billion of the tax cuts that would go to the 400 richest households is the total amount cut for Medicaid in four states. Medicaid helps cover about two-thirds of all nursing home residents in our country, half of all births, 40 percent of all impoverished adults. All told, 74 million people benefit from Medicaid or the children's version, CHIP. It is these people the bill would target to aid those unfortunate 400 households.

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David Mellinger

Corvallis (June 25)

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