Governor Walker reacts to vote on motion to begin debate on ACA repeal

Governor Bill Walker today reacted to the U.S. Senate’s approval of a Motion to Proceed to debate on repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA):

As I have said before, I will not support any healthcare bill that hurts Alaskans or their access to care. Alaskans deserve a fair and transparent process so they can understand how this legislation will impact their lives and families; thus far, that has not been the case. My administration will continue to remain engaged with our congressional delegation as we work to determine what any final piece of legislation will look like, and how it will impact Alaskans. Along with other governors across the nation, I believe it is critical that we are brought to the table to provide input on this issue, and stand ready to work with lawmakers in a transparent, bipartisan manner to improve healthcare coverage for all Alaskans.

Last week, Governor Walker joined a group of Republican and Democratic governors to call for a bipartisan, open process to address Americans’ healthcare needs; the statement is available here.