AFP Applauds McCrory for Rejecting Health Care Exchange and Medicaid Expansion

March 06, 2013

NC Needs Patient-Centered Reform, not More Bureaucracy

Raleigh, NC – Americans for Prosperity – North Carolina praised Governor Pat McCrory for his decision not to set up a state health care exchange and for choosing not to expand the state Medicaid program. Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips offered the following statement:

“On behalf of the one hundred and fifty thousand members of Americans for Prosperity-North Carolina, and all federal taxpayers, we congratulate Governor Pat McCrory for signing Senate Bill 4, which will reject the unwise expansion of Medicaid and a state based exchange.

“The Governor and General Assembly leaders are trying to save American taxpayers from the federal government and the federal government from itself. They know the federal government is effectively bankrupt and someone must put us on a more responsible course.

“Today Governor McCrory, along with the General Assembly, helped do that.”

AFP-NC State Director Dallas Woodhouse added: “Unlike some other state executives, McCrory ignored the siren call of “free” federal money and recognized the problems with expanding Medicaid and creating a state health care exchange in North Carolina. We applaud him for this principled and prudent decision.”

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