For months, Donald Trump and Republicans in Washington have been attempting to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and take away healthcare from millions of Americans. Governor Wolf has stood up to them every step of the way in order to protect health care for Pennsylvania’s working families, seniors, children, women, and those suffering from substance use disorder.
This week, Governor Wolf continued that fight.
Governor Wolf and a bipartisan group of nine other governors sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to vote on the Alexander-Murray Agreement, which would continue to fund cost-sharing subsidies that President Trump proposed eliminating in an Executive Order last week in an effort to sabotage the Affordable Care Act.
According to Central Penn Business Journal:
“Wolf has called on Congress to bring Alexander-Murray to a vote in the U.S. House and Senate. He was joined by a bipartisan group of governors from Colorado, Ohio, Alaska, Montana, Nevada, Louisiana, Virginia, Massachusetts and Vermont, made up of five Republicans, three Democrats and an Independent.”
Governor Wolf understands that the importance of protecting Americans’ healthcare transcends politics. That’s why he’s reaching across the aisle to work with colleagues from different parties to get the job done. “Congress must act and cannot allow politics or chaos to hurt families, seniors and people in need of care,” he said. “Let Alexander-Murray have an up-or-down vote and give governors the tools to stabilize markets and work to bring down the cost of health care.”
The governors sent their letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. The full text of the letter can be viewed here.