Letters to Congress on CHIP and the AHCA

Gov. Baker

Attached are two recent letters signed by Gov Baker. One letter dated May 11, 2017 is from the National Governor's Association, co-signed by Gov Baker as vice chair  of the Health & Human Services Committee  to Congressional leaders urging them to reauthorize funding for the Children's Health Insurance (CHIP) program for another 5 years. CHIP funding is scheduled to end Sept. 30,2017. The other letter dated May 19 is from the Governor to the Senate Finance Committee  regarding the negative impact of the House-pased American Health Care Act in Mass., urging the Senate not to pass any bill that threatens existing health coverage or makes it less affordable, urging funding for cost-sharing reduction subsidies needed to stabilize the individual markets, but also endorsing greater flexibilty for states. 

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chip_letter_from_governors-2(1).pdf (1.3 MB) 1.3 MB
Baker-AHCA-Letter-to-Senate-Finance-Committee.pdf (182.24 KB) 182.24 KB