HARRISBURG, PA — Governor Wolf joined a bipartisan group of governors to issue the following statement in response to proposed changes in health care policy for those with pre-existing conditions:
“Everyone in this country deserves access to affordable, quality health insurance. 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.
“Helping our neighbors get health insurance even though they have a pre-existing condition is something Americans support and the Administration’s action will hurt families in our states. This is not right. We’re asking 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, all while protecting those with preexisting conditions.”
The eight other governors who joined this statement include:
- John R. Kasich, Governor of Ohio
- John W. Hickenlooper, Governor of Colorado
- Bill Walker, Governor of Alaska
- Brian Sandoval, Governor of Nevada
- Roy Cooper, Governor of North Carolina
- Steve Bullock, Governor of Montana
- Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington
- Larry Hogan, Governor of Maryland
Wolf stated, “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. 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.”
Source: Office of the Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
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