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President Bush listens to a reporter's question after meeting with economists, Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. Former Medicaid director Gail Wilensky is pictured at the right. (Ron Edmonds/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
President Bush listens to a reporter's question after meeting with economists, Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. Former Medicaid director Gail Wilensky is pictured at the right. (Ron Edmonds/AP)

Two former directors of Medicaid — one who served under a Democrat, the other under a Republican — are asking Congress not to change Medicaid right now.

Gail Wilensky (@gailwilenskycom), who ran the program under President George H. W. Bush, tells Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti that the program needs some changes, but the current health care bill is not the way to do it.

This segment aired on July 13, 2017.

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