Governor Kasich Just Came Out Aggressively Against The Revised Obamacare Repeal Bill
The Republican governor is calling on fellow Republicans to oppose the Senate’s Obamacare repeal.
Ohio Governor John Kasich on Friday came out against the revised Senate GOP health bill.
Kasich urged Senate Republicans to oppose the bill and instead work with Democrats on a solution.
Kasich blasted the Medicaid cuts in the Republican bill. In Ohio, Kasich expanded Medicaid under Obamacare and has been a strong critic of the Republican plan to slash the program.
“The Senate plan is still unacceptable,” Kasich said in a statement.
“Its cuts to Medicaid are too deep and at the same time it fails to give states the ability to innovate in order to cope with those reductions.”
Kasich’s public opposition puts additional pressure on Ohio’s Republican senator, Rob Portman, who is still undecided on the bill.
Kasich also said that a bipartisan group of Governors are ready to work on a solution.
“These shortcomings flow from the fact that the Senate plan commits the same error as Obamacare—it’s not bipartisan,” he said.
“It fails to bring solutions from both sides to the table that can ensure we aren’t simply replacing one divisive plan with another.”
The CBO is expected to release their analysis of the revised GOP bill early next week. Though it is expected the results will be largely similar to the previous analysis which found that 22 million people would lose health insurance.
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