AFP Kicks Off #StoptheMadness Tour Against Medicaid Expansion in Lafayette

Feb 25, 2014 by AFP

LAFAYETTE — The Louisiana chapter of Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s foremost advocate for health care freedom, is in the midst of a statewide tour to oppose Medicaid expansion before the legislative session begins in Baton Rouge. The Associate Press reports on the upcoming events here. Press are welcome to attend the Lafayette meeting on Tuesday, February 25, from 6-8PM. 

Scott Simon, chairman of the House Health & Welfare Committee will join the Pelican Institute’s Kevin Kane, as well as State Rep Stuart Bishop and State Senator Elbert Guillory for a lively discussion on blocking the Medicaid expansion under ObamaCare.

Event Details: 

South Regional Library

6101 Johnston Street, Lafayette, LA


“Americans for Prosperity has been fighting ObamaCare on all fronts for several years now, and it’s time to make sure Louisiana does not join the list of states that continue to comply with the ObamaCare calamity,” said AFP-Louisiana State Director Phillip Joffrion. “Senator Landrieu is now pushing for this expansion, but she cast a decisive vote for ObamaCare and now Louisiana is learning how painful it really is. Medicaid is a broken system that offers poor quality care to those who often need it most, and the promise of new funding from the federal government is as close to being broken as the next Washington budget crisis. Expanding Medicaid instead of reforming it and dumping more people onto this system is, in a word, madness.”


Senator Landrieu asks constituents to petition Governor Jindal to expand Medicaid under ObamaCare.

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