NHDP Statement: Sununu opts out of another bipartisan governors letter, this time on "skinny repeal"
Concord, NH - Tonight, a bipartisan group of ten governors signed a letter calling on the Senate to reject a "skinny repeal" of the Affordable Care Act. Five Republican governors, including Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Ohio Governor John Kasich and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval joined the bipartisan group to say that the bill "still threatens coverage for millions of hardworking, middle class Americans." Governor Sununu has now refused to join two bipartisan governors letters asking the Senate to reject Trumpcare. NHDP Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement: "Again and again, Governor Sununu has refused to take a stand on Trumpcare, even as other Republican governors across the country are going to bat for their constituents. Once again, it's crickets from Sununu, this time on 'skinny repeal' which would create 20% higher premiums, leave 16 million uninsured and create market instability. Sununu's actions are predictable: in the coming days, he'll release his own letter only after 'skinny repeal' is defeated, condemning the policy and claiming he opposed it all along. Granite Staters want a leader, not a politician who tests the political winds and takes President Trump's pulse before he makes every decision."