Greitens and Brownback announce support of health care overhaul

March 24, 2017 - 7:39 am
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback are backing a contested health care overhaul proposed in the U.S. House.

The two joined six other Republican governors in a Thursday letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan voicing support of the bill.

The letter comes as President Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers are scrambling to get enough votes in the U.S. House to pass the proposed replacement for the federal health care law enacted under former President Barack Obama.

Greitens last week said he wants a program that offers flexibility to states to develop their own systems. That option was among changes unveiled this week and touted in the governors' letter.

Other Republican governors who signed the letter include Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb.

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