AFP-Kansas applauds Governor’s decision to reject health insurance exchange
TOPEKA, KAN. – The Kansas chapter of the grassroots group Americans for Prosperity released the following statement in response to news that Gov. Sam Brownback will reject a state government health insurance exchange:
“AFP applauds Governor Brownback for his principled stand to reject a state government health insurance exchange in Kansas. Other governors should join Brownback in sending a strong message to Washington,” said Nicole Kaeding, AFP state policy manager.
“Governor Brownback took an important stance in rejecting implementation of a key element of Obamacare, the establishment of a state government exchange,” said AFP-Kansas state director Derrick Sontag. “Establishment of a government exchange would increase taxes on businesses and raise insurance prices on hardworking Kansans.
“President Obama wants states to believe they have flexibility to control their exchange when in reality, the federal government has to approve of significant changes sought by the state. This type of federal government control is being rejected by the Governor, and AFP calls on the 2013 Kansas Legislature to take the same position.”
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