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GOP’s Health Plan Threatens Coverage For Most Vulnerable, Bipartisan Group Of Governors Says

The governors are urging congressional leaders to concentrate on stabilizing the marketplace while searching for a bipartisan solution that will provide affordable health care to those who need it.

The Associated Press: GOP, Dem Governors Call For Changes In House Health Bill
A group of Republican and Democratic governors are echoing President Donald Trump's criticism of a House GOP health care bill, saying it threatens coverage for the most vulnerable. Instead, they're asking Senate leaders to work together on an overhaul of Democrat Barack Obama's health care law. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, seven governors, including three moderate Republicans, argue that "true and lasting reforms are best approached by finding common ground in a bipartisan fashion." (Beaumont, 6/16)

Denver Post: Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper Joins Kasich, Others, In Bipartisan Letter Opposing GOP Health Care Bill
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and six other governors on Friday sent U.S. Senate leaders a letter urging Congress to scrap the GOP health care bill and work toward a bipartisan solution. The letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that Congress should focus on health care reform that cuts costs while promoting market stability and giving states more flexibility. (Eason, 6/16)

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