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Kasich, Sandoval, Alaska governor oppose new ObamaCare repeal bill

Kasich, Sandoval, Alaska governor oppose new ObamaCare repeal bill
A bipartisan group of governors including Republicans John Kasich (Ohio) and Brian Sandoval (Nevada) is urging the Senate to reject the latest ObamaCare repeal effort.
 
In a letter to Senate leaders, the governors urged lawmakers not to abandon bipartisan market stabilization talks led by Sens. Lamar AlexanderAndrew (Lamar) Lamar AlexanderOvernight Health Care: Trump health chief backs CDC research on gun violence | GOP negotiators meet on ObamaCare market fix | Groups sue over cuts to teen pregnancy program GOP negotiators meet on ObamaCare market fix 30 million people will experience eating disorders — the CDC needs to help MORE (R-Tenn.) and Patty MurrayPatricia (Patty) Lynn Murray30 million people will experience eating disorders — the CDC needs to help Mulvaney remarks on Trump budget plan spark confusion Overnight Finance: Mulvaney sparks confusion with budget remarks | Trump spars with lawmakers on tariffs | Treasury looks to kill 300 tax regs | Intel chief's warning on debt MORE (D-Wash.).
 
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"Only open, bipartisan approaches can achieve true, lasting reforms," the governors wrote.
 
Those signing the letter included Kasich and Sandoval as well as independent Gov. Bill Walker (Alaska). 
 
Alaskan Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiThe siren of Baton Rouge Interior plan to use drilling funds for new projects met with skepticism The 14 GOP senators who voted against Trump’s immigration framework MORE was one of the three Republicans who voted against the GOP's repeal bill in July. She is undecided on the most recent bill. 
 
Over the summer, Nevada Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerThe siren of Baton Rouge Big Republican missteps needed for Democrats to win in November What to watch for in the Senate immigration votes MORE (R) voted for ObamaCare repeal despite Sandoval's objections. Heller is now a co-sponsor of the latest effort, which is led by Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamCongress punts fight over Dreamers to March Pence tours Rio Grande between US and Mexico GOP looks for Plan B after failure of immigration measures MORE (R-S.C.) and Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyTo lower prescription drug prices, fix existing drug discount programs Kimmel writer tweets amount NRA has given lawmakers in response to shooting prayers Overnight Regulation: Trump unveils budget | Sharp cuts proposed for EPA, HHS | Trump aims to speed environmental reviews | Officials propose repealing most of methane leak rule MORE (R-La.). He is running for re-election in a potential swing district.
 
Key Democratic signees include John Hickenlooper (Colo.) and John Bel Edwards (La.).
 
"Legislation should receive consideration under regular order, including hearings in health committees and input from the appropriate health-related parties," the governors wrote.