States that have opted to expand their Medicaid programs under ObamaCare are millions of dollars – and in some cases billions of dollars – over budget.
In fact, Ohio’s program is 30% over budget already, with months to go before the end of the fiscal year.
Here in Alaska, they’re already calling the current budget deficit “unprecedented.”
Yet Governor Bill Walker is continuing his push for ObamaCare expansion, and I need your help to stop it.
ObamaCare attempts to lure states into expanding their Medicaid programs by promising to pay certain associated costs for a couple of years.
But Alaska will be expected to spend millions of dollars for all of the new associated administrative expenses from the moment the state expands the optional program.
As if that’s not bad enough, the federal government will soon reduce the reimbursement rate significantly, leaving Alaska with the obligation to dole out an even greater portion of the tab.
Alaska’s budget deficit for this year is already estimated to be at $3.5 billion, and it’s expected to be as bad - if not worse - next year, too.
And the budget reserve fund will be quickly depleted if serious cuts aren’t made soon.
In fact, State Senator Peter Micciche recently said the state has “two choices, and that is to cut services or ask Alaskans how they want to pay for those services that are outside of our core constitutional responsibility as a state.”
That means if Alaska passes ObamaCare expansion, you’ll be shackled with new taxes, not to mention less freedom, more fraud, and lower quality medical care.
Plunging oil prices are already wreaking havoc on Alaska’s budgetary obligations.
And adopting the optional ObamaCare expansion will only add to Alaska’s budget woes.
The Walker Administration claims expanding ObamaCare will save the state money, but their fuzzy math doesn’t add up.
States that have already expanded used the same fuzzy math, and many are already revamping the programs as their budgets sag under the extreme weight of this scheme.
It’s critical we show massive opposition to this budget-busting boondoggle in order to stop it.
So just why are Governor Walker and certain legislators actively supporting a law that is destroying America’s health care system and trampling our rights?
Are they so determined to get all that “free” federal money, they’re willing to ignore the fact that ObamaCare expansion will severely increase the costs paid by Alaska taxpayers?
This destructive scheme will cause irreparable harm to Alaska health care and taxpayers like you and me.
The federal government is not a well-meaning, charitable figure - everything comes with strings attached, and Alaska will still be forced to jump through the federal government’s hoops.
Medicaid cost taxpayers half-a-trillion dollars a year before states started expanding the program.
Aside from the costs and poor quality of Medicaid, the system is rampant with fraud and abuse.
And the more Medicaid expands, the worse it’s going to get.
There is no doubt more money will be coming out of your pocket for big government.
And if Alaska participates, it’ll be that much harder to get rid of ObamaCare for good.
Alaska is already struggling to pay the bills, and huge cuts are going to have to be made to bring the “unprecedented” budget deficit under control.
For all of the above reasons - and more - Alaska must reject ObamaCare expansion.
Please call your state representative at 907-465-3725 and state senator at 907-465-3701 right away and demand they oppose and vote NO on ObamaCare expansion.
Then, click here to sign your “Stop ObamaCare Expansion in Alaska” petition.
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