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Reps Aument & Cutler: PA Taxpayers Can’t Afford Washington’s ‘Bad Medicine’

November 30, 2012 J

“By State Representatives Ryan Aument (R-41) and Bryan Cutler (R-100)

Pennsylvania faces a number of critical issues that Gov. Tom Corbett and the newly elected General Assembly will soon be required to confront. Perhaps the most consequential to job creators and taxpayers is implementation of several mandates contained within the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare.

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 28 ruled that the federal government may not withhold Medicaid funds from the states if they do not create health insurance exchanges as required by ObamaCare. This means states may now decide whether or not they want to participate in this federal scheme without losing money that helped pay the medical bills for the most vulnerable. Another major issue our state must confront is the decision of whether or not to implement the law’s massive expansion of Medicaid.  We believe Pennsylvania should stand with our job creators, patients and taxpayers, and reject both.

By forcing the states to create health care exchanges controlled by Washington, ObamaCare would put federal bureaucrats in charge of nearly all medical care in the nation under the guise of extending healthcare coverage to up to 30 million uninsured Americans. It has been estimated that these exchanges will cost states anywhere from $10 million to $100 million per year to establish and run.”

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Americans for Prosperity commends both Representatives Ryan Aument and Bryan Cutler for their stance against Obama’s state based healthcare exchanges.

Reps. Ryan Aument and Bryan Cutler are both members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Health Committee.

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