Friday, September 20, 2013

Hartzler condemns Obama for using taxpayer dollars to promote Obamacare

(From Fourth District Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, using taxpayer dollars to oppose Obamacare)

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) and Congressional colleagues are condemning the Obama Administration’s unwise decision to use taxpayer dollars to pay for media campaigns to promote the “train wreck” that is ObamaCare. In a letter to Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Hartzler and her colleagues call for this abuse of taxpayer money to be stopped.
“We recently learned that the Obama Administration plans to use at least $12 million in taxpayer dollars for campaigns promoting ObamaCare in Missouri and a dozen other states,” said Hartzler. “The campaign targets states, like Missouri, which have opted out of the law’s Medicaid expansion.”
“The people of Missouri and other states have made it clear that we do NOT like this takeover of America’s health care system,” added Hartzler. “The Obama Administration should stop using tax dollars in this wasteful way.”
The letter states: “As we approach the October 1, 2013 enrollment period, this campaign is yet another example of the administration not only refusing to acknowledge the wide unpopularity of Obamacare and Medicaid expansion, but also the overreach of power and authority by using the taxpayers’ money to promote the very law they so ubiquitously reject.”
 The letter urges Sebelius to stop what is termed “this blatant abuse of taxpayer dollars.”

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