Malloy, Inslee Statement on Graham-Cassidy Bill
Today, DGA Chair Gov. Dan Malloy (D-CT) and DGA Vice Chair Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA) released the following joint statement on the Graham-Cassidy health care proposal:
“Congress is playing with fire by pushing an unvetted plan that could destroy state budgets and hike premiums for millions of Americans,” said Governors Malloy and Inslee. “The Graham-Cassidy proposal is a multi-billion-dollar cost-shift to states. That would mean cuts in health care coverage and cuts to essential services like first responders and local school systems. And it would mean higher premiums, lost health coverage, and skyrocketing rates for people with pre-existing conditions.
“Democratic and Republican governors have already spoken out against this bill’s attempts to shift the cost burden onto the states. Congress should stop playing political games and should commit itself to working on bipartisan plans like the Alexander-Murray effort that would stabilize health care markets.”
Governors from both parties are speaking out against the bill. Earlier today, a bipartisan group of governors sent a letter to Senators McConnell and Schumer outlining the problems with the proposal.