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Gov. Kasich: People in Need Not Served by Healthcare Bill

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By    |   Sunday, 25 Jun 2017 01:22 PM

Ohio Gov. John Kasich declared on Sunday that he opposes the current Senate healthcare reform proposal, saying it’s “inadequate” and that it won’t protect those who are particularly vulnerable.

In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” the Republican governor said he’s concerned about the bill failing “people who need help.”

“I don't think the bill's adequate now,” he said, adding: “I’m against it…. I'm not against it just because I want to be against it. There's some things in these bills, in these provisions that are an improvement. My job, as I see my job as a governor of the state, not as a Republican governor, but the governor of this state, my job is to look not just today, but in the coming years, at the impact it's going to have on people who… need help.”

Kasich recounted seeing 25 children eating at a Wendy's in Columbus, Ohio, who were to be participants in a Special Olympics event — and wondering if the new healthcare bill would cover them.

"And I looked at them and thought, 'Are these people being served? Are they going to be served by this bill in the future?' My conclusion right now is no," he said.

"Can we improve this bill? I think they could improve it. I hope they do," he added.

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich declared on Sunday that he opposes the current Senate healthcare reform proposal, saying it's "inadequate" and that it won't protect those who are particularly vulnerable.In an interview on CNN's "State of the Union," the Republican governor said he's...
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