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Statement from Bipartisan Group of Governors on U.S. Senate Health Care Bill

July 18, 2017

Today, a bipartisan group of governors issued the following statement in response to recent developments and proposed changes to the Senate health care bill. 
“Congress should work to make health insurance more affordable by controlling costs and stabilizing the market, and we are pleased to see a growing number of senators stand up for this approach. The Senate should immediately reject efforts to ‘repeal’ the current system and replace sometime later. This could leave millions of Americans without coverage. The best next step is for both parties to come together and do what we agree on: fix our unstable insurance markets. Going forward, it is critically important that governors are brought to the table to provide input, and we stand ready to work with lawmakers in an open bipartisan way to provide better insurance for all Americans.”

The list of the eleven governors who joined this statement is below.

  • John R. Kasich  
    Governor of Ohio
  • John W. Hickenlooper
    Governor of Colorado  
  • Charles D. Baker  
    Governor of Massachusetts  
  • Tom Wolf  
    Governor of Pennsylvania  
  • Phil Scott  
    Governor of Vermont  
  • Terry McAuliffe  
    Governor of Virginia  
  • Steve Bullock
    Governor of Montana
  • Larry Hogan
    Governor of Maryland
  • John Bel Edwards
    Governor of Louisiana
  • Bill Walker 
    Governor of Alaska
  • Brian Sandoval 
    Governor of Nevada