The group, which was assembled by the National Governors Association in March, released a list of its ideas in June. They plan to continue meeting for the next 18 months to distill their ideas into policy proposals that, they hope, will be enacted through congressional legislation or Cabinet-issued regulations. The states in the governors' group are: California, Delaware, Kentucky, Minnesota, Montana, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming.
In Washington, a bipartisan group of House members called the Problem Solvers Caucus has also proposed some fixes: "permanently funding extra Obamacare subsidies for cost-sharing discounts, repealing the ACA’s medical device tax, giving states greater flexibility to manage their marketplaces and creating a federal fund to help cover the costs of the sickest, most expensive patients," Paige Winfield Cunningham reports for The Washington Post. "Yet Republicans face ongoing, heavy pressure from the White House to revisit their partisan repeal-and-replace effort, largely via a string of tweets from President Trump blasting them for failing to pass a bill and threatening to hold hostage extra Obamacare subsidies for insurers that could help stabilize the marketplaces." Those cost-sharing discounts are especially important to rural areas.