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2017-06-29 05:51:02
Gov. John Kasich was in Washington, D.C. this week to join Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) for a press conference calling on the U.S. Senate to scrap the highly partisan healthcare reform bill and try again on a piece of legislation that can win some Democrat votes too Unity, Gov. John Kasich was in Washington, D.C. this week to join Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) for a press conference calling on the U.S. Senate to scrap the highly partisan healthcare reform bill and try again on a piece of legislation that can win some Democrat votes too. Why? The lesson that should have been learned from Obamacare: something as big as a plan for how the United States of America addresses not only healthcare, but Medicaid, the opioid crisis, drug prevention programs and other programs aimed to help the mentally ill, those with chronic illness and the working poor, simply cannot offer meaningful and lasting reforms with only one party involved. Watch the event here: Governors Kasich and Hickenlooper were on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" Part 1 Part 2 Read More: New York Times: How Governors From Both Parties Plotted to Derail the Senate Health Bill "At the center of the effort has been a pair of low-key moderates: Gov. John R. Kasich, Republican of Ohio, and Gov. John W. Hickenlooper, Democrat of Colorado, who on Tuesday morning called on the Senate to reject the Republican bill and to negotiate a bipartisan alternative. Just before Senate Republicans delayed a vote on the bill, Mr. Kasich denounced his own party's legislation in biting terms, saying it would victimize the poor and mentally ill, and redirect tax money "to people who are already very wealthy." "This bill," Mr. Kasich said, "is unacceptable." The mounting criticism from governors, including sharp denunciations from within President Trump's party, helped stymie Republican efforts to marshal support in the Senate, and may have led, in a roundabout way, to the stalling of the measure this week…" "But if the legislation does unravel further, governors will have played a hand: Mr. Hickenlooper said in an interview that he and Mr. Kasich had agreed to team up after a February meeting of the governors' association in Washington, where state leaders heard an alarming presentation about the potential consequences of a federal pullback in health care. Within weeks, Mr. Hickenlooper said, both Mr. Kasich and Mr. Sandoval had sought his help in taking on their own party. Mr. Kasich, the Colorado governor recalled, expressed confidence that he could find other Republicans who would "take a pretty strong stand that coverage shouldn't be rolled back." A tentative game plan emerged: They would assemble a nimble, informal group of governors, from the right and left of center, who would publicly express concern about health care legislation drafted in the House and Senate. The governors would press for a slower, less disruptive and more public legislative process, and insist on protections for states that had greatly expanded their Medicaid rolls. Joining Mr. Kasich and Mr. Sandoval on the Republican side was Mr. Baker. On the Democratic side, Mr. Hickenlooper recruited Steve Bullock of Montana, John Bel Edwards of Louisiana and Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania." Read the full article (here). Want to help? Please take a moment to follow Gov. Kasich on Facebook and Twitter to see the latest updates: Facebook.com/JohnKasich -- Twitter.com/JohnKasich -Team Kasich Paid for by Kasich for America, not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. www.JohnKasich.com This message was intended for: xxx You were added to the system March 3, 2016. For more information please follow the URL below: email.sermodigital.com/p/isx6lVg2WN Follow the URL below to update your preferences or opt-out: email.sermodigital.com/p/osx6lVg2WN To unsubscribe from future mailings, send an email to mailto:xxx?Subject=Unsubscribe&body=Please%20remove%20me%20from%20further%20mailings with "Unsubscribe" as the subject line.
Gov. John Kasich was in Washington, D.C. this week to join Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) for a press conference calling on the U.S. Senate to scrap the highly partisan healthcare reform bill and try again on a piece of legislation that can win some Democrat votes too
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Unity, Gov. John Kasich was in Washington, D.C. this week to join Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) for a press conference calling on the U.S. Senate to scrap the highly partisan healthcare reform bill and try again on a piece of legislation that can win some Democrat votes too.

Why?

The lesson that should have been learned from Obamacare: something as big as a plan for how the United States of America addresses not only healthcare, but Medicaid, the opioid crisis, drug prevention programs and other programs aimed to help the mentally ill, those with chronic illness and the working poor, simply cannot offer meaningful and lasting reforms with only one party involved. 

Watch the event here:

Governors Kasich and Hickenlooper were on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper"
Part 1
Part 2

“At the center of the effort has been a pair of low-key moderates: Gov. John R. Kasich, Republican of Ohio, and Gov. John W. Hickenlooper, Democrat of Colorado, who on Tuesday morning called on the Senate to reject the Republican bill and to negotiate a bipartisan alternative.

Just before Senate Republicans delayed a vote on the bill, Mr. Kasich denounced his own party’s legislation in biting terms, saying it would victimize the poor and mentally ill, and redirect tax money “to people who are already very wealthy.”

“This bill,” Mr. Kasich said, “is unacceptable.”

The mounting criticism from governors, including sharp denunciations from within President Trump’s party, helped stymie Republican efforts to marshal support in the Senate, and may have led, in a roundabout way, to the stalling of the measure this week…”

“But if the legislation does unravel further, governors will have played a hand: Mr. Hickenlooper said in an interview that he and Mr. Kasich had agreed to team up after a February meeting of the governors’ association in Washington, where state leaders heard an alarming presentation about the potential consequences of a federal pullback in health care.

Within weeks, Mr. Hickenlooper said, both Mr. Kasich and Mr. Sandoval had sought his help in taking on their own party. Mr. Kasich, the Colorado governor recalled, expressed confidence that he could find other Republicans who would “take a pretty strong stand that coverage shouldn’t be rolled back.”

A tentative game plan emerged: They would assemble a nimble, informal group of governors, from the right and left of center, who would publicly express concern about health care legislation drafted in the House and Senate. The governors would press for a slower, less disruptive and more public legislative process, and insist on protections for states that had greatly expanded their Medicaid rolls.

Joining Mr. Kasich and Mr. Sandoval on the Republican side was Mr. Baker. On the Democratic side, Mr. Hickenlooper recruited Steve Bullock of Montana, John Bel Edwards of Louisiana and Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania.”
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