8/28/17 – Congressman Glenn Grothman is leery about the possibility of a bi-partisan approach to addressing the country’s health care situation. After Republicans were unable to pass a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act earlier this month, two governors from opposite parties joined forces to tackle the problem. Colorado’s Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper and Ohio’s Republican Governor John Kasich are working on a joint plan to stabilize the nation’s health insurance markets ahead of September hearings at the capitol. During an appearance on WBEV’s Community Comment program on Friday, Grothman expressed trepidation on the bi-partisan effort. He says he thinks it can be done but is afraid that it would just result in “pumping more federal dollars into the old Obamacare system” which he says it not the answer. Grothman says he feels there was a lack of trying on the part of Senate Republican leadership. Because of a death in the congressman’s immediate family, Grothman was unable to attend a planned Town Meeting in Beaver Dam last night and sent a staffer in his place, though he does plan to reschedule next month. He is attending four Town Meetings today throughout his district and has two more planned tomorrow, including one at the Fall River Village Hall at 9am.