Phil Scott signs statement from bipartisan group of governors on US Senate health care bill

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Phil Scott signs statement from bipartisan group of governors on US Senate health care bill

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 4:24pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Today, a bipartisan group of governors issued the following statement in response to recent developments and proposed changes to the Senate health care bill. Vermont Governor Phil Scott was among the signatories. The governors are meeting in Providence for the annual National Governors Association Conference. A Senate plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act fell apart Monday night and some Republican senators have talked about simply repealing what has become known as Obamacare.

“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