Governor Walker Responds to ACA Repeal and Replace Proposal

Gov. Walker
Gov. Walker

Governor Scott Walker has not committed to supporting House Speaker Paul Ryan’s proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare, calling it on Wednesday “a work in progress.” The bill, which was proposed on Monday,  has stirred a considerable amount of criticism from both ends of the political spectrum. Walker told reporters, “I appreciate their commitment to repealing Obamacare and their interest in both replacing it and reforming the system, I just still think there’s some more work to be done.”

Walker also said the bill would likely not impact a great number of Wisconsin residents, stating, “Most people hear about health care and they think their health care is going to be affected. And most people aren’t going to be affected with this, no matter what happens, because if you get your health insurance from your employer, which is… almost everybody in this state, nothing changes.”

Calling it “unconventional” to do so without one, Walker also advises lawmakers to not take a final vote on the bill until there is a finalized cost estimate.

Posted in ACA, Member News