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Unhappy Govs Could Lead to 'Nay' Votes by Sens on Healthcare

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By    |   Monday, 17 Jul 2017 02:53 PM

Angry constituents provide one important metric to Republican senators mulling their the healthcare legislation, but it might be an unhappy governor who ultimately plays a bigger role in derailing it, The Washington Post reported.

Of the 13 GOP senators who currently oppose the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) as it stands, eight of their governors also oppose it, with another three who have remained silent but are thought to oppose it.

Because repealing Obamacare means cutting the federal government's subsidies to healthcare, the responsibility would then fall to the states to cover billions of dollars they don't have, the Post reported.

Republicans senators aren't likely to support a bill that their governors will be forced to implement that could lead to raising taxes or cutting services in order to insure a state's poorest and sickest.

And leaving individuals uninsured — 22 million more of them, according to the CBO — isn't good for business at reelection time either.

"They think that's great? That's good public policy?" Ohio Gov. John Kasich said, the Post reported. “Are you kidding me?"

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Angry constituents provide one important metric to Republican senators mulling their the healthcare legislation, but it might be an unhappy governor who ultimately plays a bigger role in derailing it, The Washington Post reported.
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