AFP-Nebraska Fights Health Care Exchanges
This week, AFP-Nebraska held two events pushing Governor Heineman and the Nebraska Legislature to oppose government run healthcare exchanges, a system that encourages government bureaucracy and limits the control of individuals, patients, and doctors. Click here to learn more.
On Wednesday, AFP-Nebraska, along with the Platte Institute for Economic Research and the CATO Institute, gathered for a press conference at the Nebraska Capitol, supporting those who have resisted the implementation of the health care exchanges.
The press conference and luncheon in Lincoln, Nebraska, were well-covered by media outlets. To learn more, check out some of the coverage below.
“We are here today because Nebraska state government is our last line of defense from the president’s disastrous health care law,” said Brad Stevens, state director for Americans for Prosperity-Nebraska.
- Lincoln Journal Star: Conservative groups gather in Lincoln to assail health care law
“Nebraskans don’t want the federal government running their health care,” he said. “The Legislature can make sure that doesn’t happen.”
- Omaha World Herald: Nelson: Nebraska can’t afford to wait on health insurance exchange
“It you’re a business that has 47 to 48 employees and you’re thinking of hiring a couple more, you’re not going to do it. Because not only do you have to pay health insurance now for this new employee, you’re going to have to go back and pay health insurance for all of your employees,” said Michael Tanner with the CATO Institute.
- Lincoln ABC: Still criticism for the Affordable Health Care Act