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 can all 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
Steve Bullock, Governor of Montana
Larry Hogan, Governor of Maryland
John Bel Edwards, Governor of Louisiana
Bill Walker, Governor of Alaska
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
Brian Sandoval, Governor of Nevada