Kasich, Hickenlooper et. al. call for hasty stabilization
Presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks at the American Conservative Union's CPAC conference at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md., on Friday, March 4, 2016. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
A bipartisan group of eight governors, led by Ohio’s John Kasich and Colorado’s John Hickenlooper, submitted a health care proposal to congressional leaders this week that urges them to move quickly to stabilize the individual insurance market and to promote participation on the federal exchanges from both consumers and issuers.
Their suggestions come as the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee is gearing up for a set of September hearings on market stabilization, one that will include Hickenlooper, with hopes of advancing legislation to strengthen the exchanges ahead of the open enrollment period that begins in November.