White House Lobbies Governors on Latest Health Bill, But They’re Not Buying It


“Everyone’s having a hard time getting their head wrapped around the numbers and how it doesn’t mean it’s just a gigantic shift of expenses from the federal government to the states,” said Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, the outgoing chair of the National Governors Association and a critic of Republican efforts to overhaul health care. “I think every governor is very concerned.”

Governors’ gravest worries are the proposed deep cuts to Medicaid, the per-patient cap on Medicaid spending and the phasing out of funding for states that expand Medicaid to more low-income people.


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