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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEBRASKA PUBLIC SERVANT RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR WORK TO PROTECT MEDICAID
AWARD HONORS QUIET LEADERSHIP TO BLOCK OBAMACARE’S MEDICAID EXPANSION
Melissa Hilty, Policy Advisor to Gov. Pete Ricketts, was honored with the 2016 Unsung Hero Award from the Foundation for Government Accountability Monday for her quiet commitment and effort in the state to preserve Medicaid for the truly needy by stopping ObamaCare’s Medicaid.
Hilty has helped protect Nebraska’s patients, providers, and taxpayers from the disaster of Medicaid expansion which would’ve brought out of control costs and liabilities, skyrocketing enrollment, and threatened the state’s ability to fund other critical services such as education, public safety, and infrastructure. Hilty helped Gov. Ricketts withstand pressure from DC and special interests so they could look at the facts and decline ObamaCare’s expansion.
“Positive changes are impossible without the tireless efforts of dedicated people working behind the scenes to make their states a better place, and Nebraska is blessed to have such an amazing talent who is helping make a difference in people’s lives,” said Tarren Bragdon, FGA CEO.
“Hilty has done the hard work of standing on principle and she has played a key role in keeping Nebraska’s future bright, for its working poor, its vulnerable citizens, and its taxpayers.”
Hilty is just one of a small handful of public servants being recognized from around the country with the annual award for their work in 2016.