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Scott Walker: Governors More Effective, Efficient and Accountable Administering Healthcare

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By    |   Sunday, 26 Feb 2017 01:49 PM

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Sunday asserted that governors are more "effective," "efficient" and "accountable" in administering health care than the federal government.

In an interview on "Fox News Sunday," the Republican governor touted his own state's handling of health insurance coverage.

"Actually, ours is a model of exactly what will happen under [Obamacare] replace and reform," he said, noting Wisconsin did not take a Medicaid expansion.

"For the first time ever, even without an Obamacare expansion, I cover everybody living in poverty, 100 percent coverage for people living in poverty… we help transition them into the marketplace," he said. "To me, that’s the goal."

"Under our plan, we have one of the lowest rates of uninsured, in fact, one of the highest rates of overall insured in the nation, because we use reforms to help get people into the marketplace and to make things work there," he said.

"I think that’s exactly what we want has a nation."

"Governors are more effective. They’re more efficient. They’re more accountable," he continued. "For years, governors have said, 'give us the tools not just on health care, but on education, transportation, and other issues.' Now is our chance to do it."

Walker also rejected the plan to impose border taxes.

"We want good trade," he said adding: "We want to make sure that if a Harley-Davidson is sold in Japan or China, it’s treated the same way that a Kawasaki or Toyota might be sold as it’s coming into the state of Wisconsin or any other state of the United States out there. So, fair and free trade go hand in hand."

He said what lawmakers should be focusing on is bringing "the employer tax rate down so that it’s comparable with the rest of the industrialized world."

"The states that have succeeded, our state employed more people last year than ever before. Why? Because we got government out of the way, we lowered the tax burden…"


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