Nevada Gov. Sandoval still doesn't support Senate health bill

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the National Governors Association

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the National Governors Association

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democrat, said Republicans in Congress are "still trying to put lipstick on a pig, but guess what?"

Benedict Lessing, CEO of Community Care Alliance, said, "As an organization that serves to empower individuals in our community, we are grateful to CVS Health for their generous donation that will allow us to directly help those most affected by the opioid epidemic in our state".

Some of the nation's governors are meeting this week in Rhode Island to discuss the biggest challenges facing their states. "The House version certainly didn't do that, and neither did the original Senate version and I'm not going to support anything that translates into a taking, literally just a takeback from the federal government with respect to the commitment they've already made to support health care in Massachusetts", Baker said.

"This problem is tearing apart families from one side of the country to the other", Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said at the event on Thursday, according to U.S. News & World Report. Pence and Trudeau met to talk about trade on the sidelines of the meeting.

"It's important if anything goes out under the name of the N.G.A. that it has the endorsement of members certainly, and I think there was not consensus on that", Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky, a Republican who voiced his discomfort with a joint communiqué during the lunch, said after the session.

"What I'm anxious will happen is that millions more will lose insurance, that Medicare and Medicaid will be cut", said McCleary.

Bevin has proposed several changes to the state's expanded Medicaid program that, if approved by the federal government, would cause some 86,000 people to lose coverage within five years.

Kasich on Friday called the latest version of the Senate Republican health care bill "unacceptable", criticizing the plan for its "too deep" cuts to Medicaid.

As details of the latest rewrite of an Obamacare repeal bill filtered among governors in Rhode Island Thursday, Gov. Charlie Baker would not rule supporting an overhaul that capped Medicaid payments to states, but said he could not support a "takeback" of financial support to MA.

"There's a high degree of anxiety", she said.

"When I deal with all these governors here, Democrat or Republican, I'm not sure his name has even come up", NGA Chairman and Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe told Politico.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to build support for a revamped bill meant to make good on the GOP's longstanding promise to repeal former President Obama's Affordable Care Act.

The latest changes are geared toward increasing access to bare-bones private insurance.

State agencies and CVS Health are partnering to expand addiction recovery options and combat the growing opioid epidemic.

Raimondo also said Rhode Island has had some success with using peer counseling as part of addiction treatment by making recovering addicts available to help those new to treatment.

Earlier in the day, Tom Price, the secretary of health and human services, and Seema Verma, the Medicaid administrator, received a cold reception from governors of both major parties at a closed-door meeting.

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