Four Republican governors come out against Obamacare repeal plan

Four GOP governors added their voices to the chorus of opposition to Speaker Paul Ryan’s proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act, saying it fails to give them the flexibility or resources they need to adequately deal with the insurance needs of lower-income Americans.

Source: Four Republican governors come out against Obamacare repeal plan

WASHINGTON — Four Republican governors added their voices to the chorus of opposition to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act, saying it fails to give them the flexibility or resources they need to adequately deal with the insurance needs of lower-income Americans.

Saying they had been “encouraged” by statements made by President Trump that he would work with the governors to help address the “diverse needs” of Medicaid recipients, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said the bill, endorsed by Trump, “does not meet this test.”

“It provides almost no new flexibility to the states, does not ensure the resources necessary to ensure no one is left out, and shifts significant costs to states,” the governors wrote in a letter sent to Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. “We stand ready to work with you to develop a proposal that is both fiscally sound and provides affordable coverage for our most vulnerable citizens.”

Read more:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/17/four-republican-governors-come-out-against-obamacare-repeal-plan/99301698/

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