You are paying the health insurance bills for 97% of Obama’s “newly insured.”
And if Governor Daugaard 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 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.
Yet Governor Daugaard is trying to push ObamaCare expansion on South Dakota citizens.
Click here to sign your petition opposing ObamaCare expansion in South Dakota right away.
ObamaCare attempts to lure states into expanding their Medicaid programs by promising to pay certain associated costs for a couple of years.
But South Dakota 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 our state 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 South Dakota money” on the table. They say South Dakota 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 South Dakota.
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 South Dakota.
So just why is the governor refusing to take NO for an answer and pushing this budget-busting scheme?
The truth is, Governor Daugaard is so determined to get his hands on all those “free” federal millions, he’s willing to ignore the fact that ObamaCare expansion will severely increase the costs paid by South Dakota taxpayers.
This destructive scheme will cause irreparable harm to South Dakota health care and taxpayers like you and me.
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.
But with enough grassroots pressure, we just may be able to end Governor Daugaard’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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