GOP Governors Ask to Meet With Obama to Discuss Healthcare Changes

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Eleven Republican governors requested in a letter to meet with President Barack Obama to discuss the impact of the federal healthcare law on their states, particularly the push to expand Medicaid and establish statewide health insurance exchanges, according to a Washington Post report.

Governors opposing provisions of the healthcare legislation have voiced concerns about increasing dependency on entitlement programs and have suggested leveraging private insurers, according to the report.

Among the signatures were high-profile governors Rick Scott of Florida, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Jan Brewer of Arizona. Governors from Iowa, Utah, Maine, Virginia, Ohio, South Dakota, Wyoming and Mississippi also signed the letter.


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