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A Bipartisan No: Governors Say Healthcare Reform Needs Work

Created: 28 June, 2017
Updated: 21 November, 2022
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The efforts by a group of Senate Republicans to craft the repeal of Obamacare has come up woefully short, and it not acceptable. So say a group of bipartisan governors.

Spearheading the No on Healthcare Reform efforts are a pair of moderates: Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

This week, the pair called on the Senate to reject the Republican bill and to negotiate a bipartisan alternative.

Gov. Kasich denounced his party’s legislation, saying it would victimize the poor and mentally ill, and give tax money “to people who are already very wealthy.” Kasich noted, “This bill is unacceptable.”

The mounting criticism meant a vote on the bill would be stalled until after the July 4 holiday. It also reinforced the thought that the bill needed a lot of work to even be considered for passage.