48 House Members Urge Governor Corbett to Reject Creating an Exchange
A lot of times we find ourselves being upset about what our elected officials are doing. But now is a time to say “Thank You” to 47 Pennsylvania House Representatives who have joined together under the leadership of Representative Gordon Denlinger to ask the Governor to reject the creation of an Obama state based health exchange. Rep. Denlinger drafted a letter (seen below) asking Governor Corbett to not only reject the creation of a state based exchange under Obamacare, but to also ask him to not expand the Medicaid roles as well.
Please take the time to say thank you to these great representatives who understand the levity of the situation. If you are on twitter you can find your state representatives twitter handle here.
Medicaid Expansion – Insurance Exchanges Letter to Gov Corbett
“It is now widely known that the original cost of $940 billion for the first 10 years of ObamaCare was grossly inaccurate,” Denlinger said. “Updated estimates by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) now peg the cost to taxpayers at $1.76 trillion, a price tag that does not even include the cost of shifting the unreimbursed costs of Medicaid patients onto those who have insurance – a financial burden that will fall predominantly on the middle class and small business owners.”
That is why Denlinger’s letter urges Corbett to use the power the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling grants the states to reject health care exchanges and also prevent ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion from taking place in Pennsylvania.
“Beyond the cost, expanding Medicaid to such levels will drag down the finest health care delivery system the world has ever known,” Denlinger said. “We know what happens when government attempts to control markets best managed by the private sector. The proposed expansion of Medicaid and the move toward a state government-designed health insurance exchange represents a tragic end to consumer control. I call on Governor Corbett to stand strong for individual freedom, and to stand against ObamaCare.”
To view the letter from Rep. Denlinger to Gov. Corbett click here.
Representative Gordon Denlinger
99th District Pennsylvania House of Representatives”