Pence tells governors bill spells exit of 'Obamacare'

Pence tells governors bill spells exit of 'Obamacare'

Pence tells governors bill spells exit of 'Obamacare'

"We believe the Senate health care bill begins to make the president's vision a reality".

Vice President Pence used the gathering to urge support for the Republican healthcare proposal in the U.S. Senate. "They're leaving out the fact that many of these veterans qualify for VA health care or in some cases already are using VA health care".

Democratic governors from across the United States congregated in Providence to deliver a strong message against the latest Republican healthcare bill.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democrat, said Republicans in Congress are "still trying to put lipstick on a pig, but guess what?"

In the video excerpt, which was posted on Pence's Twitter account on Friday, the vice president says the Republicans' plan "not only expands state flexibility [on Medicaid], it ensures that every state in America has the resources you need to take care of your most vulnerable".

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Retail sales rose 10.4% in the first half of the year, up 0.1 percentage points from the first quarter's rate. Retail sales also exceeded forecasts , printing at 11.0% year-on-year (consensus: 10.6%) versus 10.7% in May.

More than 75 percent of Canada's exports and 98 percent of its oil exports go to the U.S. He told the governors that barriers to trade between the countries kill growth and don't help working families. Pence and Trudeau met to talk about trade on the sidelines of the meeting.

GOP Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky said the new bill represents progress over an earlier version in the Senate and one that previously passed the House.

Malloy argued the concern about the health bill among governors is bipartisan, citing comments made by Republican Govs.

Nevada and Arkansas are among the 31 states that expanded Medicaid under the Obama-era law, adding coverage for roughly 11 million Americans.

But, Caldwell said, rather than fighting to preserve Medicaid access, veterans would be better served by efforts to reform the care the VA provides to those who qualify. It would allow insurers to sell low-priced, skimpy policies and would add billions to combat opioid abuse and help states rein in consumers' skyrocketing insurance costs.

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Gov. Bill Walker of Alaska, an independent and former Republican, said the Senate and White House should slow its march toward a health care vote to give governors more time to analyze the proposed changes.

Raimondo and the other governors spoke Friday morning at a news conference organized by the Democratic Governors Association during the summer meeting of the National Governors Association, which is being held in Rhode Island this year and has attracted more than 30 governors to the state. There's a high degree of anxiety. "Even Republican governors will say that they're anxious, especially the ones that have taken the Medicaid expansion".

Even Democrats from conservative states felt comfortable slamming the latest version of the repeal plan.

Just to give you an idea of what CT is doing, the state will receive $5.5 million in federal grant money which will go toward the opioid epidemic. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper of North Carolina called that funding a "fig leaf".

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