The usually less outspoken Governor of Colorado, John W. Hickenlooper is taking a stand on the latest healthcare reform effort. Following the release of the U.S. Senate’s attempt at repeal and replace, Hickenlooper has joined former presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich to admonish various elements of the proposal.
Setting aside political theater, the two both pleaded for the everyday Americans that will ultimately feel the negative impacts if this passes while calling out the those who crafted the bill in secret and are exempt due to their tax bracket. The Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017’ would completely phase out the Medicaid expansion after four years, defund Planned Parenthood and establish a $2 billion fund to fight our nation’s opioid addiction crisis. In a nutshell, Hickenlooper noted that rolling back coverage for those who need it the most is “immoral” and urged his political colleagues not to support this bill.
To read through the proposed plan and all its glory for yourself: Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.