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Kasich, Hickenlooper Send Bipartisan Health Plan To Congress

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Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich and Democratic Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper are urging Congress to retain the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate while legislators continue working on a long-term replacement law. Kasich and Hickenlooper say the individual mandate can help stabilize markets, which is the main goal of their plan.

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The two sent their plan for stabilizing individual insurance markets to congressional leaders Thursday. The plan also recommends President Trump commit to cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers and Congress fund the offsets at least through 2019. Kasich and Hickenlooper also support creating a temporary stability fund states could tap, continuing to fund enrollment efforts , and supporting state innovation waivers. Kasich says the plan also gives states the power to make decisions on the ACA.

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Eight governors have endorsed the plan, including two Republicans, five Democrats, and one independent.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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