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Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson: The Deciding Vote with Senator Rob Portman

About ten days ago at Dartmouth College, I sat down with Senator Rob Portman to talk about the threats and problems related to Russia’s meddling in democratic elections in the United States and around the world. Portman then discusses the complex process of health-care reform, noting that the process has been difficult because health care is a complex issue that needs to be handled correctly. In the conversation about health-care reform, Portman says that the No. 1 cause of death in Ohio is opioid overdose and that Medicaid plays an important role in getting addicts the help they need so they don’t end up in jail or in the emergency room. Along with health care, the Senate will take up tax reform; Portman believes this is the most important reform that the Congress and the president can make to help the economy grow.

Peter Robinson — Peter M. Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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