“ObamaCare is a disaster for Alabama.”
That’s what Governor Bentley posted on his campaign Facebook account in 2014.
“Share this post if you agree with me that Alabama should reject ObamaCare,” he went on.
So what did he have to say about ObamaCare expansion?
But he’s saying something quite different now.
In fact, last fall he said he was considering an “Alabama-created” expansion plan.
Governor Bentley has started scouring Alabama’s existing tax funds, desperately searching for a way to pay for his new ObamaCare expansion scheme.
And recently, the governor admitted the funds weren’t there for expansion and he’d have to find NEW funding streams.
That means Governor Bentley is planning to hike your taxes even more in the 2016 session.
And he’s turning up the heat on Republican legislators to accomplish his goals.
It’s critical you call Governor Bentley at 334.242.7100 and demand he stop pursuing ObamaCare expansion in Alabama.
If Governor Bentley gets his way, last year’s turbulent legislative session will seem like a cakewalk - you’ll be burdened with even more oppressive taxes and ObamaCare will be here for a long time to come.
Despite the fact that you are already paying the health insurance bills for 97% of Obama’s “newly insured,” Governor Bentley wants you to pay for even more.
ObamaCare stooges swore their scheme would bring prices down, since “everyone would have to pay something in.”
But 97% of last year’s “newly insured” citizens are on ObamaCare’s expanded Medicaid scheme.
That’s why insurance prices continue to skyrocket.
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 Robert Bentley is twisting arms at the capital so he can stick you with the massively unaffordable program.
That’s why it’s so critical you call Governor Bentley at 334.242.7100 RIGHT AWAY and demand he stop pursuing ObamaCare expansion in Alabama.
Alabama simply can’t afford this budget-busting burden – the state will be expected to spend millions in administrative expenses from the moment the program expands.
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.
So be sure to call Governor Bentley at 334.242.7100 right away.
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