Governors ‘High Degree of Anxiety’ Over Health Care Bill


PROVIDENCE, R.I. — With billions of federal dollars for their states on the line, the nation’s governors are watching closely as the Senate GOP bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act stumbles toward a conclusion in Washington.

“It’s on everyone’s mind. It’s in every private conversation. There’s a high degree of anxiety,” said Rhode Island Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo, the host of the summer meeting Friday and Saturday of the National Governors Association here. “They see it as an unfair shift of financial burden from the federal government to the states.”

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Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo responds to a reporter’s question as she addresses a Democratic Governors joint news conference during the National Governor’s Association meeting Friday, July 14, 2017, in Providence, Rhode Island.