Governors want active role in developing ACA replacement

The National Governor's Association is positioning itself to play an important role in determining how healthcare reform will look under the Trump administration, The Hill reports.

Frederick Isasi, director of the NGA's health division, told The Hill in an interview that governors on both sides of the aisle plan to be engaged in healthcare reform. "[Governors] really are one of the few groups who are, in this very tangible day-to-day way, the living the results of the policies," Mr. Isasi told The Hill.

The governor's organization itself is bipartisan, but a majority of governors are Republican. Regardless of which party they belong to, however, most will be looking to safeguard constituents from an abrupt loss of health insurance and the exchanges from crashing, according to The Hill.

Insurers are required to decide by May 1 if they will participate in the exchanges in 2018. Many governors are concerned the uncertainty around healthcare will lead many insurers to opt out of the exchanges in 2018, despite that changes may not be in effect before then, according to the report.

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