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AFP: Pennsylvania Should Steer Clear of ObamaCare

December 20, 2013

HARRISBURG – Americans for Prosperity Pennsylvania is citing a recent Wall Street Journal piece detailing problems with state-established ObamaCare exchanges as evidence that the Commonwealth should continue to steer clear of the failed and flailing healthcare law, including the expansion of Medicaid.
AFP-Pennsylvania State Director Jennifer Stefano released the following statement:
“ObamaCare is on life support and as this Wall Street Journal piece shows, executives who were tasked with running the state exchanges were vacationing while the program floundered,” said Stefano. “Working men and women are being required to use these sites to access health care for their families; the least they can expect in return is that they function properly and protect their privacy.  Yet in this and so many other ways, the ObamaCare site is falling far short.”
Pennsylvania rejected a state-run exchange but Governor Corbett is currently considering taking federal Medicaid expansion money for his Healthy PA Plan.
“We applaud Governor Corbett for rejecting a state-run ObamaCare exchange.  He was right to resist putting Pennsylvania taxpayers on the hook to operate an exchange,” continued Stefano.  “Now we call on Governor Corbett to make that same prudent decision regarding Medicaid expansion.  Accepting Medicaid expansion dollars under ObamaCare will place Pennsylvania taxpayers on the same hook and require them to pay for the program when the federal funds run out.”

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