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Governor Wolf Joins Bipartisan Effort to Stop Trump’s Healthcare Sabotage

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.

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.

Big news, Pennsylvania!

Big news, Pennsylvania! Thanks to Governor’s Wolf’s expansion of Medicaid and his championing of affordable, quality health care for everyone in the commonwealth, Pennsylvania’s uninsured

Big news, Pennsylvania! Thanks to Governor’s Wolf’s expansion of Medicaid and his championing of affordable, quality health care for everyone in the commonwealth, Pennsylvania’s uninsured rate is the lowest it has ever been. According to the Clearfield Progress:

Governor Tom Wolf on Wednesday announced a decline in the commonwealth’s uninsured rate from 6.4 percent in 2015 to 5.6 percent in 2016, the lowest on record. Before the Affordable Care Act was implemented and Wolf expanded Medicaid, Pennsylvania’s uninsured rate was more than 10 percent.

But there’s still more work to do. Governor Wolf will continue to stand up against attempts to repeal Obamacare and is working to make the law better. The governor just recently joined seven other Republican and Democratic governors to release a plan to improve healthcare, control costs, and make sure that we’re protecting coverage for Pennsylvanians. 

Governor Wolf is not going to stop fighting to make sure that every Pennsylvania family will be able to get the insurance coverage they deserve. No one should have to go broke in order to be healthy.

“We will continue to work to ensure that Pennsylvanians have access to quality coverage at an affordable price and advocate in a bipartisan way to fix Obamacare at the federal level,” Governor Wolf said, according to the Central Penn Business Journal.

The facts are in on Trumpcare

23 million — that’s how many Americans will lose their healthcare if the Senate passes Trumpcare, according to a frightening new analysis by the Congressional Budget Office.

By: Jeff Sheridan

23 million — that’s how many Americans will lose their healthcare if the Senate passes Trumpcare, according to a frightening new analysis by the Congressional Budget Office.

Approximately 1.3 million of them will come from Pennsylvania — and many will lose access to their doctor, their jobs, their homes, and even their lives without healthcare. More than 700,000 of them are children, seniors, people with disabilities, and others who receive care thanks to Medicaid expansion under Governor Wolf.

Even those who continue to have access to insurance may discover that pre-existing conditions are no longer covered, and others could see their premiums skyrocket. Low-income seniors could see their rates jump up as much as 800%.

Speaker Ryan and House Republicans knew the numbers would be devastating — that’s why they tried to rush Trumpcare through Congress before the CBO report could be released.

Now that the facts are in, we can’t waste a second. Governor Wolf needs your help to build pressure to stop Trumpcare once again.

From the very beginning, Governor Wolf has been putting pressure on President Trump and Congressional Republicans to reject Trumpcare.

He’s written letters to the White House, Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation, and even offered to take Speaker Ryan on a tour of medical centers where 125,000 Pennsylvanians have sought life-saving addiction treatment thanks to Medicaid expansion.

And along the way, grassroots supporters like you have written your own letters, made calls, and signed petitions to help build public pressure. The tidal wave of opposition helped push four Republicans from Pennsylvania to vote no on Trumpcare in the House, but this fight isn’t over.

Help Governor Wolf stop President Trump’s assault on affordable healthcare for working people — add your name and tell the U.S. Senate to reject Trumpcare:

http://action.WolfForPA.com/Reject-Trumpcare

Thank you.