AFP Launches #StoptheMadness Tour Against Medicaid Expansion

Feb 7, 2014 by AFP

Activists will rally in seven locations across the state to oppose another piece of ObamaCare. 

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana chapter of Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s foremost advocate for health care freedom, is launching a statewide tour to oppose Medicaid expansion before the legislative session begins in Baton Rouge. The Associate Press reports on the upcoming events here.

Media are welcome to attend any of the events. Speakers will be announced in the coming days. Event details below. 

“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.”

Event Details: 

Baton Rouge

Louisiana State Archives

3851 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge LA

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Greater Covington Center

317 N Jefferson Ave, Covington, LA 70433

Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


South Regional Library

6101 Johnston St. Lafayette LA

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Louisiana North Branch Terrebonne Parish Library

4130 West Park Ave. Gray, LA 70359

Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Gunter Library

5630 Holloway Rd, Pineville, LA

Monday, March 3, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Bossier City Civic Center

620 Benton Rd, Bossier City, LA 71111

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


West Monroe Convention Center

901 Ridge Ave., West Monroe, LA

Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information or to an interview, please contact Phillip Joffrion at