Contact: Charles Siler
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEBRASKA GOVERNOR RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR FIGHTING OBAMACARE EXPANSION
FGA AWARD COMMEMORATES LEADERSHIP FOR PROTECTING PATIENTS, PROVIDERS, AND TAXPAYERS
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts was honored with the Foundation for Government Accountability’s 2016 Voice for the Vulnerable Award June 20 for his leadership in the state to prevent a massive expansion of welfare under ObamaCare.
Governor Ricketts ensured the state stood strong in the face of strong pressure from Washington, hospitals, and pro-expansion state politicians to expand Medicaid. Strong partnerships with the FGA and leaders like Governor Ricketts have helped protect 19 states 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 Medicaid care 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.
“Governor Ricketts’ strong leadership in the face of overwhelming pressure demonstrates their commitment to fighting what is a massive expansion of the welfare state as well as a tragic overhaul of our nation’s health care system.”
Governor Ricketts 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.