Ohio Governor John Kasich (R) said Sunday he is against the Senate GOP's healthcare plan, adding that it is inadequate and needs to be fixed.
"No one should think that I have any joy in being able to work against the leadership of my own party on this legislation", Kasich said.
Capito was considered a key Senate vote to pass the Senate proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act that West Virginia's Democratic Sen.
"Both parties ought to be anxious about poor people because I don't think either party particularly cares about helping poor people", said Kasich, who ran unsuccessfully for the Republican presidential nomination past year, often positioning himself as a moderate seeking bipartisan solutions. "Both parties ought to be anxious about poor people, because I don't think either party particularly cares about helping poor people", Kasich said.
Chronically ill or drug-addicted people and those in poor demographics would especially be affected, they said.
"Governor Kasich and I won't agree on everything, but agree we've got to control the rise in health care costs on all levels", said Hickenlooper. In the days and weeks ahead, I'm committed to continue talking with my colleagues about how we can fix the serious problems in our health care system while protecting Ohio's most vulnerable citizens.
"So what? If you can't take a fastball on the inside, get out of politics", Kasich fumed.
On Thursday, Senate Republican leaders revealed their health care bill, which was written entirely behind closed doors. "Are they going to be served by this bill in the future?' My conclusion right now is no", he said.
Meanwhile, Democrat Hickenlooper applauded Kasich's "courage" to stand up to Republicans, saying the health care debate "isn't a political discussion, it's a moral issue".
Portman said in a statement that he's repeatedly said the Affordable Care Act, often called "Obamacare", wasn't working. He said he was concerned about millions losing their health care coverage as a result of the bill, as well as the deep cuts to Medicaid and reduced funding for health insurance subsidies in the legislation. As a result, more than 16.7 million people have been added to Medicaid since September 2013, a massive increase, and more than 74 million people are now enrolled.