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We're we're just getting news right now that the Congressional Budget Office says it simply cannot score the president's health care proposal.
Saying that the White House hasn't provided sufficient detail.
What we do know is the White House is offering its own version ahead of Democrats and Republicans.
Gathered at the white house on Thursday and so far the CBO's -- -- -- and just not enough there for us to go on.
We want to get early reaction right now from a Republican governor.
We might not lose -- here to take a look at this and what this.
Could mean but governor -- already the indications are that.
That the administration's -- approach to this can't even -- as effectively scored.
What do you make of that.
Well that's the first that we've heard about it as you know that just came out yes we are discussion with the president this morning.
Republicans Democrats alike.
The discussions focused not just on health care about and education and I'm getting more jobs out there in the private sector.
We didn't talk a whole lot about what his proposal was at that point it had not been released.
All right content and again it's still early on and they the other numbers will follow but this is gonna be a very big -- not only obviously for you governors as it has been the last couple of days.
But for this state Powell while at the White House to which you're not invited what do you think it.
Well we have not been invited yet we've made it clear that we would like an opportunity to participate in as we think we should as governors participate because.
Where the ones that are expected to implement the programs most of the regulatory process for health care is at the state level right now.
And when you start talking about adding people to Medicaid it means that the states -- participate in baton.
Right how we simply can't afford that more people on of the government roles with our rules of -- grown because of the -- The national recession.
It's hurt our State's budget -- the way that it is right now and if we do add more people on there's another.
Issue here the past we talked about and that is is that when people got beat become part numbers on Medicaid.
We reimburse their charges right now between fifty and 52%.
Of the build charge now if we're only -- about half of what -- doctors charging.
The cost shift goes to someplace else and that's someplace else is the private sector and I mean just more difficult for small businesses to be able to afford to pay the cost -- their employees have.
So bottom line governor what that's I just want to -- by the federal government proposed but governors that the -- -- the residents that the fact.
So so that something you're very very leery of nevertheless maybe a White House because I guess is a limit on -- seats that this kind.
You and your colleagues -- and governor's fellow governors aren't common.
But this message is gone through loud and clear through some of your representatives in congress -- White House reaction.
Well if you're asking me what the White House reaction as I can't tell you we have made it onto both congressional leaders and to.
Two the president that we would like to participate.
Whether or not we participate at the Thursday's summit is not the most critical issue for us because.
I think it's pretty clear that probably not a lot can happen that -- -- -- at least we don't believe that a well let.
When governor that it's bipartisan -- and a lot of Republicans have been chafing at the nose of the president's already put out its own CBO scoring notwithstanding.
And the delegates I think I have yes might be just a -- If you ask Republicans I suspect that they will tell you that they don't think it's bipartisan.
But remember what we're suggesting is is that you have to change the flavor of the discussion Washington.
Governors have been able to sit down side by side we don't agree on everything.
But we've tried to send a message that says this is literally sixteen to seventeen -- 18% of GDP in the United States.
It's not something that you do without a pretty good consensus about what's gonna work and what's not.
We have -- is there are reforms can be made in the in the health insurance industry.
That that will work that have been proven that have been done and in.
The state settings.
We want to participate in this we wanna share how tough it is to implement some of the ideas that are out there at the same time lend credibility to two other issues.
But we do want the opportunity to participate in the discussions and it be nice would -- do that this week but but we're not holding our breath -- -- a real pleasure thank you for your indulgence with this breaking news that's always a pleasure.
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