“Bipartisan” Governor Should Take His Own Advice and Follow Suit With His Peers

//“Bipartisan” Governor Should Take His Own Advice and Follow Suit With His Peers

For Immediate Release
June 21, 2017
Media Advisory
Contact: Dan Kovats, IDCCA Executive Director
(773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com

 “Bipartisan” Governor Should Take His Own Advice and Follow Suit With His Peers
IDCCA implores Governor Rauner to speak out in support of maintenance of Medicaid expansion, and oppose secretive Republican health care plans

 Springfield, IL – In March of this year, the National Governors Association launched the Governor’s Bipartisan Health Reform Learning Network comprised of 6 Republicans and 7 Democrat governors. Yesterday, the group released their list of bipartisan ideas to improve the U.S. healthcare system. Included in their list was the maintenance of expanded Medicaid coverage at the federal matching rate under current law.

Doug House, President of the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association, released the following statement:

“A bipartisan collective of 13 Governors have come out in opposition to the Republican healthcare plan to repeal Medicaid expansion. Over 650,000 would lose their coverage in Illinois alone. Governor Rauner should take his own advice, and support this bipartisan push and call upon Republicans in Congress to protect our healthcare in Illinois.”

The National Governor’s Association “Shared Priorities from the Governor’s Bipartisan Health Reform Learning Network” can be found at:

https://www.nga.org/files/live/sites/NGA/files/pdf/2017/1706HealthReformPriorities.pdf

ABOUT THE ILLINOIS DEMOCRATIC COUNTY CHAIRMEN’S ASSOCIATION

The Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association is a statewide, grassroots Democratic political organization. It is made up of the elected Democratic County Chairmen in all 102 counties in Illinois. The mission of the IDCCA is to help elect Democrats in each county while continuing to grow the Democratic Party in the State of Illinois. Rock Island County Chairman Doug House is the President of the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association. Learn more at www.ildcca.org, www.facebook.com/ILDCCA and www.twitter.com/ILDCCA

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