Governor Wolf, Bipartisan Governors Take Stand to Protect Health Care

On Monday, Governor Wolf joined a bipartisan group of governors in taking a stand against the Trump administration’s latest efforts to undermine Americans’ access to health care by trying to strip care away from the 5.3 million Pennsylvanians with pre-existing conditions.

According to The Hill:

“A bipartisan group of governors on Monday called on the Trump administration to reverse its decision to argue in court that ObamaCare’s pre-existing condition protections should be overturned.”

Governor Wolf united forces with eight other governors, including Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (I), Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R), Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D), Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R), Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) and North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D).

“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,” the governors said. They urged 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.

Governor Wolf is dedicated to protecting all Pennsylvanians’ access to quality and affordable health care. “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,” he said. “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.”