Gov. John Kasich is among a small group of governors being called upon by congressional Republicans to help craft a plan to potentially salvage the ACA Medicaid expansion amid efforts to replace the healthcare law (Source: “Kasich summoned to help craft Medicaid solution amid Obamacare repeal,” Columbus Dispatch, Feb. 24, 2017).
Kasich has lobbied to keep the coverage as President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress seek a substitute for Obamacare. According to reporting from the Columbus Dispatch, Kasich was asked to join other governors in crafting a potential Medicaid replacement plan that might be agreeable to Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress.
CNN reported that other governors invited to help draft a plan include Brian Sandoval of Nevada, who also accepted the Medicaid expansion, and Scott Walker of Wisconsin and Bill Haslam of Tennessee, whose states were among the 19 not to expand Medicaid coverage.