Office of Health Transformation Update
June 23, 2017
Governors wary of Senate health bill

Ohio Governor John Kasich's statement on the Senate health reform bill:


"I have deep concerns with details in the U.S. Senate's plan to fix America's health care system and the resources needed to help our most vulnerable, including those who are dealing with drug addiction, mental illness and chronic health problems and have nowhere else to turn. 


Sustainable solutions to the many complex problems facing our health care system will never be solved with a one-party approach that's developed behind closed doors, without public discussion and input.


I'm encouraging Senators to step back and take a good, hard look at this important issue - and to reach across the aisle in working toward solutions. That's the only way to address the flaws of Obamacare that we can all agree need to be fixed."


Kasich: I have 'deep concerns' about Senate health plan The Hill

Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill Associated Press 

Governors advocate bipartisan insurance reform

Republican Governor John Kasich and Democrat Governor John Hickenlooper joined five other governors on a letter recommending Congress focus first on improving our nation’s private health insurance system, based on a set of guiding principles which include controlling costs and stabilizing the market. "While we certainly agree that reforms need to be made to our nation’s health care system," they said, "We feel that true and lasting reforms are best approached by finding common ground in a bipartisan fashion."


Read the letter

Another one-party healthcare plan will be doomed to failure The Washington Post