Michigan Gov. Snyder, 3 other GOP governors write letter opposing health care bill


DETROIT – Some Republican governors are telling their party's congressional leaders that the House GOP health care bill doesn't work for their states.

Govs. John Kasich of Ohio, Rick Snyder of Michigan, Brian Sandoval of Nevada and Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas said Thursday in a letter that the beleaguered legislation "provides almost no new flexibility for states," fails to ensure enough resources to protect vulnerable residents, and shifts significant new costs to states.

A copy of the letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan was provided to The Associated Press.

Instead, the governors are presenting their own proposal, which tracks with a plan GOP governors developed earlier this year. Like the House plan, it calls for fundamental changes to Medicaid, but states would have many more options.