FGA AWARD COMMEMORATES KING’S LEADERSHIP FOR PROTECTING PATIENTS & THE TRULY NEEDY ACROSS THE COUNTRY
Arkansas Senator Bryan King was honored with the Foundation for Government Accountability’s 2016 Good Neighbor Award this summer for his leadership in educating state policymakers around the country about the pitfalls of Medicaid expansion under ObamaCare.
King has helped state leaders stand strong in the face of strong pressure from Washington and pro-expansion state politicians to expand Medicaid. Strong partnerships with the FGA and leaders like Senator King have helped protect millions of able-bodied Americans from risking their patients’ health, their doctors’ jobs, and their taxpayers’ wallets from an uncapped entitlement program funded with $716 billion worth of cuts to Medicare funding for seniors.
“Medicaid expansion has been a disaster in every state that has implemented it, with major cost overruns and exploding enrollment, all threatening the states’ abilities to fund other services such as education and public safety,” said Tarren Bragdon, FGA CEO.
“Senator King’s unyielding commitment to his legislative colleagues and the truly vulnerable who are the most harmed by expansion is proof of his character and leadership. His firsthand experience with ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion in Arkansas has given him a unique perspective to speak about the real harm done to the American people by the largest expansion of welfare in our time.”
King is one of a handful of state leaders being recognized from around the country for their work protecting their states from more ObamaCare in 2016, and he is the first to receive the Good Neighbor Award.