Walker remains a key part of a bipartisan coalition of governors who’ve become an influential voice on health care.
Rates across the board for individual plans were expected to go down by an average of 26.5 percent if the payments were kept, according to Alaska’s insurance director.
The two initiatives aim to maintain generally popular provisions of the Affordable Care Act in the event they’re repealed by Congress.
GOP leadership officially gave up on the last last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare, sparing Alaska’s senators from taking a position on the bill.
They reach the improved funding number with some creative accounting.
The first government-backed analysis of the Obamacare repeal paints a grim picture for Alaska.
They say Graham-Cassidy would hurt the state’s economy and undercut the efforts to cut down on crime.
The changes would essentially allow Alaska to keep Obamacare’s individual marketplace as is.
There’s not enough time to get a full report on the impacts of the bill from the CBO, but other groups are doing their best to understand how it’ll work.
Walker says health care should be addressed in a thoughtful, bipartisan manner.