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Gov. Ducey Urges Congress Not to Repeal Obamacare, Yet

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey is urging Congress not to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law without a well-developed replacement plan.

In a letter and 15-page analysis obtained by "The Associated Press," Ducey suggested that it may take three years to implement a replacement.

Ducey urged U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to eliminate many of the basic insurance requirements in Obama’s Affordable Care Act and allow states to again set their own insurance rules.

But Ducey also urged McCarthy to keep tax subsidies for individuals in place right now to keep the marketplace that now covers 180,000 Arizonans from collapsing.

He does ask for more state control over Medicaid, including the ability to limit coverage in lean times and require healthy individuals to work or seek jobs.

Naomi Gingold is the weekend morning host at KJZZ. When’s she’s not in the studio, she’s out reporting stories in the Valley.