AFP – Missouri Members Speak Out Against Medicaid Expansion

July 31, 2013

Columbia, MO – Americans for Prosperity-Missouri activists spoke out against Medicaid expansion at the interim committee meeting on Medicaid Expansion this Saturday at the Columbia Public Schools Administration Building.

A small group of AFP – Missouri members dedicated nearly their entire Saturday to express their concerns about the Missouri legislature adopting the expansion of Medicaid.  AFP activist Fred Berry waited nearly six hours to address the committee on the negative impact expanding the Medicaid system will have on Missouri families and businesses.

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Rachel Payton of AFP – Missouri said, “We were overwhelmed, but not surprised by the number of Missourians who are vehemently opposed Medicaid Expansion and President Obama’s healthcare takeover.  The Missouri taxpayers have made it very clear they are opposed to radical changes to our healthcare system.  Missourians first rejected this healthcare takeover in the voting booth in 2010 and again in 2012 by rejecting the expansion of health insurance exchanges.

Missouri business leaders have also expressed great concern over the mandates Obamacare places on them.  The Affordable Health Care Law would require small companies throughout Missouri to pay for healthcare coverage or receive a penalty of $3,000 per year.

More public hearings will take place throughout the state and we will keep you posted on times, dates, and locations so you can speak out against Medicaid Expansion.

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