Source: Governor’s Office of Health Transformation
Ohio Governor John R. Kasich and Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor have submitted a letter to Republican Congressional leaders, which strongly supports a thoughtful strategy to repeal and replace Obamacare. The letter outlines anticipated serious consequences of repealing the law without a replacement, including insurance market destabilization and wide consumer uncertainty.
With these concerns in mind, Gov. Kasich and Lt. Gov. Taylor support a single repeal-and-replace package that quickly repairs damage caused by Obamacare, protects those who have gained coverage since 2010, and retains key state-requested reforms that support Medicaid program performance improvements.
In a related matter Gov. Kasich visited legislators on Capitol Hill last week to make his case for replacement to occur at the same time as repeal. Gov. Kasich also took part in a pair of private health care roundtables, one with Republican Senate Finance Committee members and the other with Republican House Energy and Commerce Committee members.