Sunday, February 12, 2017

What Governor Christi is saying is that people matter.

February 12, 2017

Washington - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (click here) said Sunday he stands by his calls for the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act -- but wants President Donald Trump and Republicans to ensure those covered by its Medicaid expansion aren't harmed.

"I want them to continue to be able to have coverage. Now, there can be lots of ways to make sure that doesn't happen," Christie told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union."

Still, he said Obamacare's Medicaid expansion has helped people.

"Five times the number of people are now getting drug abuse treatment," Christie said, adding he hopes to play a role in making sure people don't lose coverage....

All too often with Republicans it is the profits that come first. Getting out of the way of profits by deregulating, etc. is the average mantra. It is refreshing to hear a Republican Governor state people matter, too.

The American people are getting good services under the ACA. Their outcomes are important and need to be the focus of maintaining insurance coverage that matters.