Governor Snyder gives new healthcare bill mixed reviews

By  | 

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is giving mixed reviews to the U.S. House passing a new bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Governor Snyder says there are serious problems in the insurance marketplace, but he says the legislation doesn't fully address the issue.

He said he's also concerned about the language in the bill when it comes to pre-existing conditions.

"What they said is that states can waive that and have it go away. I think we need to take care of people with pre-existing conditions," said Governor Snyder. "So that didn't really improve the legislation. That's something added into the law we wouldn't look to use in Michigan, at least while I'm governor. So let's look at the Senate and see how we can actually improve healthcare in this country."

Governor Snyder also hailed the state's Healthy Michigan program as an improvement on the typical Medicaid expansion by adding requirements for personal responsibility.