GOP Senators Say House Health Care Draft Lacks Key Protections for Medicaid Expansion Population
Senators Portman, Capito, Gardner & Murkowski Outline Need to Protect Medicaid Expansion Recipients, Especially Those With Opioid and Mental Health Treatment
Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) outlining concerns that the February 10th draft health care plan from the House does not adequately protect individuals and families in Medicaid expansion programs or provide necessary flexibility for states.
In the letter, the senators write: “While we support efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and make structural reforms to the Medicaid program, we are concerned that the February 10th draft proposal from the House of Representatives does not provide stability and certainty for individuals and families in Medicaid expansion programs or the necessary flexibility for states.”
The full letter can be accessed in the link below.