Providence, RI – The nation’s governors gathered here for their annual summer meeting on Friday against the new Senate bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which led to pressure on Republican leaders struggling to gather Votes to approve the bill next week.
The opposition not only came democratic rulers, but the Republicans split into familiar lines – conservatives who said the legislation was not far enough and that the moderates had said too harsh for vulnerable residents their condition.
Governor Brian Sandoval, Nevada, who is currently the most prominent figure in the health care debate, said he had “serious concerns” about the law, except that he could not support a bill that would reduce The Nevada Medicaid program.
His decision to extend Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act was “a victory for the people of our state,” he said in the government’s health insurance program for the poor and the disabled.
“I have to be comfortable that these 210,000 lives will continue to enjoy the quality of life and health care they have today,” he said, referring to the Nevada number that gained coverage through Medicaid expansion under President Barack Obama The exclusive right of health.
The enemy of the rule of the play was the performance of Obama to cancel the mandate of birth control July 10, 2017
Conservative governors were not much more favorable.
Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin suggested that Congress is considering a more money-back version of the bill this year by two Republican senators, Susan Collins and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, who will provide greater flexibility in states to run Your health care programs.
By applying this approach, M. Walker said he would miss the differences between states that have and have not expanded Medicaid while avoiding the insoluble divide between conservative and centrist Congress on how to structure a replacement.
The response reflects the struggles of Congressional Republicans to forge a consensus on legislation that would make a seven-year vote to repeal the health bill.
With two Republican senators already opposed, Senate leaders can not lose more votes, and on Friday, some of the most influential Republican governors declared willing to torpedo the bill altogether.
The views of M. Sandoval could influence Nevada Republican Senator Dean Heller while Mr. Walker could play in independent Wisconsin Republican Ron Johnson.
Recognizing the importance of M. Sandoval, a number of senior federal officials planned to meet in Providence for a pressure of 11 hours.
The National Governors Association conference, which comprises the majority of leisure time, attracts Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, and Seema Verma, the Medicaid program administrator.
And in a sign of the furious efforts in Washington, M. Sandoval revealed that he had been personally exercised by the President of Trump in a phone call.
M. Sandoval declined to discuss the details of their discussion, said that they have occurred following high-level announcement last month with M. Heller who would both oppose an earlier version of the Senate bill.