Healthcare

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 Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.).
 
{mosads}”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 Murkowski 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 Heller (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 Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (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.
 
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