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Governors: ‘Obamacare’ here to stay

February 24, 2014 • National News


Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, left, talks with New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan while they participate in a special session on jobs in America during the National Governor’s Association Winter Meeting in Washington, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The explosive politics of health care have divided the nation, but America’s governors, Republicans and Democrats alike, suggest that President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is here to stay.

While governors from Connecticut to Louisiana sparred Sunday over how best to improve the nation’s economy, governors of both parties shared a far more pragmatic outlook on the controversial program known as “Obamacare” as millions of their constituents begin to be covered.

“We’re just trying to make the best of a bad situation,” said Republican Gov. Terry Branstad of Iowa, who called the health care law “unafLogin to read more

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