Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on meeting with a bipartisan group of governors to discuss how to repeal and replace Obamacare:
“Our health care system is broken and will collapse if nothing is done. Premiums are rising, coverage options are disappearing, and Medicaid is on track to transform into a $1 trillion annual entitlement program we simply cannot afford. In Congress, we are committed to getting this right, and we know governors are important partners—especially when it comes to addressing the needs of state Medicaid programs while providing a stable transition away from Obamacare. That is why I sent a letter to governors and insurance commissioners from each state asking for their thoughts on how to help fix this monumental problem.
“After receiving their feedback, I was happy to welcome a bipartisan group of governors to the Capitol this afternoon to continue our dialogue. This was a constructive conversation that also included congressional leaders who walked through our principles in repealing and replacing Obamacare. Over the next several weeks, we will continue moving forward with our plan that will provide the rescue and relief the American people need.”