You are paying the health insurance bills for 97% of Obama’s “newly insured.”
And if Governor Bentley gets his way, you’ll be paying for even more.
ObamaCare stooges swore their scheme would bring prices down, since “everyone would have to pay something in.”
But only 3% of the “newly insured” are actually paying into this boondoggle.
According to Heritage Foundation, 97% of last year’s “newly insured” citizens are on ObamaCare’s expanded Medicaid scheme.
As is usually the case, bureaucrats grossly underestimated the number of people that would apply for Medicaid in states that expanded their programs under ObamaCare.
In fact, in some states, the number of enrollees was almost three times what was expected.
But even though the facts are flooding in against this boondoggle, Governor Bentley is talking about expanding ObamaCare in Alabama.
ObamaCare attempts to lure states into expanding their Medicaid programs by promising to pay certain associated costs for a couple of years.
But Alabama will be expected to spend millions in administrative expenses from the moment the state expands the program.
And in 2017, the federal government will reduce the reimbursement rate significantly, leaving Alabama taxpayers with the obligation to dole out an even greater portion of the tab.
ObamaCare expansion supporters keep trying to sell you a false bill of goods.
They claim NOT expanding “leaves Alabama money” on the table. They say Alabama Medicaid dollars are being spent in other states.
But according to the Congressional Research Service, that’s a lie. They found:
“If a state doesn’t implement the ACA Medicaid expansion, the federal funds that would have been used for that state’s expansion are not being sent to another state.”
Expanding Medicaid entitlements is just plain wrong for Alabama.
States that have opted to expand their Medicaid programs under ObamaCare went millions of dollars – and in some cases billions of dollars – over budget last year.
In Ohio, the Kasich Administration had to take funds from their pre-expansion program that covers the truly needy - such as elderly and disabled people – and used those funds for the optional expansion that covers ABLE-BODIED individuals!
That can’t be allowed to happen in Alabama.
That’s why it’s urgent you sign your petition opposing ObamaCare expansion in Alabama right away.
So, just why is the governor pushing this budget-busting scheme?
Governor Bentley, plagued by scandal in his final years in office, seems to be showing his true colors now that he doesn’t have to prove his “conservative credentials” to the electorate again.
But the governor’s very public personal problems don’t tell the whole story.
Governor Bentley flip-flopped on tax increases immediately after being elected to his final term. He forced his tax increases through in 2015 and now he’s even talking about a gas tax increase in 2016!
Governor Bentley seems so intent on getting his hands on other people’s money, he’s willing to completely ignore the fact that ObamaCare expansion will severely increase the costs paid by Alabama taxpayers, too.
Don’t let him get away with it!
This destructive scheme will cause irreparable harm to Alabama health care and taxpayers like you.
You’ll be forced to jump through President Obama’s hoops and health care will be rationed – everything will be doled out by Obama’s bureaucrats in Washington, D.C.
With enough grassroots pressure, we just may be able to end Governor Bentley’s pursuit of ObamaCare expansion before it ever reaches the legislature.
Please take action right away, and ask your friends and family to do the same.
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