10 Govs. call for Sen. leaders “not to consider” pending legislation

A bipartisan group of 10 state governors signed a letter that was sent to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) asking them to “not to consider the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson amendment” and, instead, to “renew support for bipartisan efforts to make health care more available and affordable for all Americans.”

The letter was signed by Republican governors John Kasich (OH), Brian Sandoval (NV), Charlie Baker (MA), and Phil Scott (VT), Democratic governors John Hickenlooper (CO), Tom Wolf (PA), John Bel Edwards (LA), Terry McAuliffe (VA), and Steve Bullock (MT), and independent governor Bill Walker (AK).   
They assert that “only open, bipartisan approaches can achieve true, lasting reforms” – and they cite support for the recent Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP) Committee initiative to develop “bipartisan efforts to bring stability and affordability to our insurance markets.”

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