Governor Wolf Joins Eight Bipartisan Governors in Support of Pre-Existing Conditions

first_img June 18, 2018 Healthcare,  Human Services,  Medicaid Expansion,  National Issues,  Press Release,  Public Health Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf today joined a bipartisan group of governors to issue the following statement in response to proposed changes in health care policy for those with pre-existing conditions:“Everyone in this country deserves access to affordable, quality health insurance. The Administration’s disappointing decision to no longer defend this provision of federal law threatens health care coverage for many in our states with pre-existing conditions and adds uncertainty and higher costs for Americans who purchase their own health insurance.“Helping our neighbors get health insurance even though they have a pre-existing condition is something Americans support and the Administration’s action will hurt families in our states. This is not right. We’re asking the Administration to reverse their decision and instead work with Congress and Governors on bipartisan solutions to protect coverage and lower health care costs for all Americans, all while protecting those with preexisting conditions.”The eight other governors who joined this statement includes:John R. Kasich, Governor of OhioJohn W. Hickenlooper, Governor of ColoradoBill Walker, Governor of AlaskaBrian Sandoval, Governor of NevadaRoy Cooper, Governor of North CarolinaSteve Bullock, Governor of MontanaJay Inslee, Governor of WashingtonLarry Hogan, Governor of MarylandStatement from Governor Wolf: “I am proud to continue working across the aisle with other governors to present a path forward for our health care system that protects consumers, creates more choice and lowers the cost of insurance and care. It is beyond time for Washington to stop trying to strip health care access and protections from vulnerable Americans and get to work on the bipartisan solutions laid out by governors and other health care advocates to stabilize the market and help consumers, hospitals and health professionals.” SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Joins Eight Bipartisan Governors in Support of Pre-Existing Conditionslast_img

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