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Mix Of Republican, Democratic Governors Set To Testify At Senate Health Care Hearing

The state leaders will appear at the second of two hearings in front of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. They'll be focusing on ways to make insurance more affordable and to shore up the individual marketplaces.

The Hill: Five Governors To Testify At Hearing On Bipartisan Healthcare Bill 
Five governors will testify in front of the Senate Health Committee next month on ways to fix ObamaCare. Govs. Charlie Baker (R-Mass.), Steve Bullock (D-Mont.), Bill Haslam (R-Tenn.), Gary Herbert (R-Utah) and John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) will testify at a hearing on Sept. 7. State insurance commissioners will testify Sept. 6. (Hellmann, 8/23)

Meanwhile, former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius gives her take on the current state of affairs with the health law —

Politico: Pulse Check: Former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
Kathleen Sebelius, the former HHS secretary who oversaw the rollout of Obamacare, is worried that HHS’s current leaders are steering the ACA the wrong direction. "They have done a lot to sabotage the health care law," Sebelius told POLITICO’s Dan Diamond. The former HHS secretary shares her thoughts on the current administration’s strategy, what she thinks HHS should be prioritizing and what’s been overlooked because of the intense focus on the ACA. (Diamond, 8/24)

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