Americans for Prosperity Comments on Plans to Expand Medicaid Under ObamaCare

November 07, 2013

CONCORD – Americans for Prosperity – New Hampshire (AFP-NH) today offered the following comments in response to the plans offered by the New Hampshire House and Senate to expand the state’s Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act, commonly called ObamaCare.

“It’s very disappointing to see the liberal proposals offered by the House and Senate to bring ObamaCare to New Hampshire by expanding the state’s Medicaid program when there were better plans to cover these individuals available that would have protected our taxpayers,” said Greg Moore, AFP-NH State Director.  “Sadly, these plans will result in a slow motion income tax for New Hampshire and lower the quality of care for our residents.  It’s time for both bodies to step away from these proposals and start putting the health of the state and the long-term wellbeing of our taxpayers first, ahead of the Washington value of growing government at all costs.”

Moore pointed out that this effort is a stark contrast to the discussions going on in Washington about the future of ObamaCare.

“At a time when there are broad bipartisan discussions in Washington about delaying or eliminating parts of ObamaCare, it’s odd that our House and Senate would take this step to find new ways to accelerate this disastrous law here,” added Moore.  “ObamaCare is falling apart at the seams, and New Hampshire should be looking at ways to avoid what the country’s Health and Human’s Services Secretary called a ‘debacle’ and what the author of the law called a ‘train wreck.’  If the last month’s disastrous rollout teaches us anything, it is that nothing under ObamaCare actually improves health care in America.”

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