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Oppose supplemental appropriation for Medicaid expansion

October 31, 2013 J

Dear Lawmaker:

On behalf of the more than 88,000 activists of Americans for Prosperity-Michigan, I am writing to urge your NO vote on any supplemental appropriation for the purpose of expanding Medicaid under President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

In our view, this is not a procedural vote. Rather, it represents an opportunity for state lawmakers to make a course correction and reject President Obama’s ill-conceived health care law. State lawmakers are faced with a simple—although perhaps not an easy—decision. Will they join the Obama Administration by agreeing to help implement a key component of the law? Or will they have the courage to stand on principle and resist Washington’s health care takeover.

A federal government hemorrhaging red ink and numerous news articles chronicling the disastrous rollout of the health care law ought to make our state lawmakers think twice. The consequences of the law continue to make headlines—from hours lost and jobs cut to skyrocketing premiums and plan cancellation letters—and President Obama’s broken promises have never been more apparent. Please take a stand.

Exchange launch turns into inexcusable mess: Our view
Alas, the administration managed to turn the experience for most of those visitors into a nightmare. Websites crashed, refused to load, or offered bizarre and incomprehensible choices. – USA Today editorial, Oct. 7th

Thousands get health insurance cancellation notices
Health plans are sending hundreds of thousands of cancellation letters to people who buy their own coverage, frustrating some consumers who want to keep what they have and forcing others to buy more costly policies. – NBC News, Oct. 18th

Study: Insurance costs to soar under Obamacare
New research from the Manhattan Institute estimates that insurance rates for young men will rise by 99 percent. Rates for younger women will rise between 55 percent to 62 percent, according to the right-leaning New York think tank. – CBS Money, Sept. 26th

ObamaCare: 258 Employers Cut Work Hours, Jobs So Far
More than 250 employers have cut work hours, jobs or taken other steps to avoid ObamaCare costs. – Investor’s Business Daily, Sept. 4th


Scott Hagerstrom
State Director
Americans for Prosperity-Michigan

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