Governor Rauner Says State Would Suffer Under Proposed Obamacare Replacement

Mar 7, 2017

Governor Bruce Rauner says Illinois wouldn’t do very well under congressional Republicans’ new health care proposal.

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Some conservative groups have also criticized the House GOP's new plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.

Rauner says he plans to talk to members of Congress and other governors about how to change the proposal.

“I want to make sure people in Illinois are not left in the lurch or that there’s a lot of pressure to reduce insurance coverage for people in Illinois,” Rauner said.

Rauner criticized the Affordable Care Act - saying it’s unaffordable.

But he didn’t give any specifics about how he would change the policy.