CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says he’s worried about future health coverage for 175,000 West Virginians in the expanded Medicaid program, but he believes Republicans and Democrats will “get it right” when they work together to overhaul the Affordable Care Act.
Justice says he doesn’t believe either Republicans – who have proposed overhauls that would phase out funding for the expansion – or Democrats want to see people get hurt.
He also says any overhaul has to fix current problems with “Obamacare.”
Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito and Democrat Joe Manchin have opposed overhaul proposals so far but say fixes for the private insurance market are needed.
Capito, in her weekly Friday address to constituents, says she “remains committed” to repealing and replacing Obamacare, adding, “We aren’t there yet.”