- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Two Democratic governors are saying that the Senate health care proposal would devastate their conservative-leaning states.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock joined Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Wednesday for a call with reporters outlining their concerns about Republican efforts in Washington to dismantle the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act.

Bullock said GOP proposals would hurt rural communities.

A report released by the Montana Healthcare Foundation on Wednesday said the state could lose $5.3 billion in federal health funds between 2020 and 2026 if the current Senate plan were to pass.

Mounting opposition from some Republicans is forcing the Senate’s GOP leadership to make their plans more palatable.

Bullock and Edwards want Congress to preserve a Medicaid expansion program that they say will keep more people insured.


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