State leaders are positioning themselves to have a key voice in a potential rewrite of ObamaCare next year.
With the election of Donald Trump, Republican leaders in Congress have promised a dramatic overhaul of President Obama’s signature policy.
The National Governors Association (NGA), a proudly bipartisan group representing every state, is now eyeing a more public — and more aggressive — role alongside GOP leaders as they attempt to gut the massive federal program.
“Governors will be very, very active and engaged,” the group’s health policy director Frederick Isasi said in an interview. “They really are one of the few groups who are, in this very tangible day-to-day way, are living the results of the policies.”
Governors from both parties will be on the front lines of healthcare reform next year. Many will be under intense pressure to avoid an abrupt repeal of law that would prompt 22 million people to lose their coverage and likely cause a marketplace crash.