What they’re saying about the American Health Care Act: Robert Bentley

Robert Bentley
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley delivers the annual State of the State address in the Old House Chamber at the Historic Alabama State Capitol.

The Republican alternative to replace Obamacare will face it’s first test Thursday.

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the new American Health Care Act (AHCA) to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.

On Wednesday, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley addressed a letter to President Donald Trump thanking him and his Administration for developing the plan — a three-pronged approach intended to improve health-care delivery and health insurance in our country.

Bentley mentioned that he is also looking forward to working with the Trump Administration to help Alabama improve Medicaid for its citizens by providing managed care through regional care organizations.

“Secretary Price on Monday, in a meeting with me and other Alabama officials, assured us that Alabama, a state that stood strong and chose not to expand Medicaid, will be given much-needed flexibility to adjust to changes proposed by the American Health Care Act,” he said in his letter to the President.

Bentley wanted to make sure Alabama, and the 18 other non-expansion states, was not financially hurt in the health care overhaul.

“Given such assurances, and given some key changes made in recent days to the proposed American Health Care Act, I support the legislation,” Bentley continued.

Under the new proposal, Alabama would receive an additional $90 million annually for five year.

Read the full letter below: