Governor Walker believes Congress will fix GOP healthcare bill to cover more Americans

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Governor Scott Walker said he isn't worried that the proposal for the American Health Care Act could leave out tens of millions of Americans from getting insurance coverage.

The governor explained that 28 million Americans could lose their insurance down the road if the Affordable Health Care Act, or "Obamacare," stays in place.

"Even under the numbers that came out this last week on the new House bill showed that if nothing happens, no change is made, 28 million Americans will lose access to health insurance over the next decade and that's just fundamentally unacceptable," Governor Scott Walker said.

However just this past week, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that 24 million Americans could lose their coverage over the next 10 years under the GOP's plan.

In response to that figure, Walker said he thinks Congress will make the necessary changes.

"I think there's going to be a number of changes in the House this week to improve on it," he said.

Walker added other changes could help some Americans. 

 "Particularly for older adults that have higher costs, that there's an increase in the credits, there will be more done to protect people in nursing homes and other things in that regard, I think those are all good changes," Walker said.

He also believes Wisconsin will not bear the burden financially while the bill would relieve pressure from the federal government. 

"Wisconsin, because of what we did, fares well under any of the alternatives to Obamacare because we did not take the expansion under Obamacare and because we did not set up a state exchange," Walker explained. "We're in good shape no matter what version ultimately goes through."

 


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