Last week, Senate Republicans unveiled their health care bill after crafting it for weeks behind closed doors. Immediately after it was made public, a group of four conservative senators expressed opposition to it, claiming it didn’t go far enough in repealing Obamacare. Meanwhile, moderate lawmakers like Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) feel the bill is too harsh.
Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union, Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich noted that he is against the bill in its current form, joining with the more moderate GOP voices who feel the legislation would leave too many vulnerable people without health care coverage.
Stating that the “total number of dollars that are going to be dedicated to Medicaid are not enough,” Kasich added that the bill “creates more instability and more confusion.”
“I don’t think the bill’s adequate now,” the former presidential candidate stated. “And unless it gets fixed, I would — look, I’m against it. And I’m not against it just because I want to be against it.”
The governor acknowledged that there were some improvements in the proposed legislation but that he had concluded that it would not provide sufficient coverage for folks with disabilities.
Watch the clip above, via CNN.
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