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Governors Want To Step In With Health Care Ideas Where Congress Failed

Seven Democrats and six Republican governors from a wide range of states came together with proposals that aren't all new, but may carry more weight considering the bipartisan push behind them.

Stateline: A Bipartisan Health Care Fix? Governors Have Some Ideas
The apparent demise of the Republican drive to scrap the Affordable Care Act may open the door to bipartisan fixes to the law. If it does, some of the proposals being touted by a bipartisan group of governors may get a hearing on Capitol Hill. The seven Democrats and six Republican governors who crafted the proposals want federal money to stabilize the ACA’s health insurance marketplaces, and greater power to manage them. They argue it should be easier for states to customize Medicaid, the joint federal-state health insurance for the poor, and they want new tools to curb fast-rising drug prices. And they insist that states should continue to regulate the health policies sold within their borders. (Ollove, 8/1)

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