"While it's encouraging that Congress is working on a healthcare solution, the governor is concerned this bill could hurt New Mexico and still needs some work", Martinez spokesman Joseph Cueto told the Journal.
They say their proposal, shifting money and decision-making from Washington to the states, almost has the votes it would need in a showdown expected next week, a deadline that's focused the party on making a final run at the issue.
The late night TV host - whose son has a congenital heart defect - accused Senator Bill Cassidy of lying "right to my face" in an earlier interview. "Here in MA, we provide first-rate care, we actually have had a much flatter slope in the growth of the cost of care, and we're out there working for the most comprehensive coverage in the country". It would also repeal the authority to cover Medicaid expansion adults and convert Medicaid funding to a per capita allotment, limiting growth in federal Medicaid spending starting in 2020, the group said. According to Avalere Health, Arizona would lose $19 billion over the next decade, and then would continue to lose even more federal funding over the following two decades.
Christie said the GOP's measure would cost New Jersey $3.9 billion in federal funds. "It would allow states to apply for waivers that would let insurers charge people with health problems higher premiums, and change other ACA consumer protections such as bans on lifetime benefit limits and comprehensive coverage requirements", Commonwealth said.
Rather than operating under ObamaCare's top-down model, states could choose different ideas in an explosion of federalism.
Funding for the bill only runs through 2026.
He added, "There are more people who will be covered under this bill than under the status quo".
Several Republican governors have criticised how rushed the process is and on Tuesday called on lawmakers to abandon this bill in favour of a slower, cross-party approach. Vice President Mike Pence said President Trump called him to assure him of the White House's support for the bill. "But Republicans campaigned on this so often that you have a responsibility to carry out what you said in the campaign".
"Almost 2-million veterans in the US depend on Medicaid for their health care", says veteran Kelly Gregory.