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Nov 8, 2013 5:15 PM by PRESS RELEASE

Gov. Jindal: We Won't Allow President Obama to Bully La. into Expanding Obamacare

Governor Jindal responded today to President Obama's call at an event at the Port of New Orleans for Louisiana to expand Obamacare.

Statement from Governor Jindal:

"We will not allow President Obama to bully Louisiana into accepting an expansion of Obamacare.

"We have rejected Obamacare's Medicaid expansion in Louisiana because it would cost Louisiana taxpayers up to $1.7 billion over the next ten years and move nearly 250,000 Louisianians from private coverage to Medicaid.

"The disastrous rollout of Obamacare is a case in point that we don't need top-down, one-size-fits-all federal mandates, and instead should continue to focus on health care solutions that make sense for Louisiana.

"Obamacare needs to be repealed. The dysfunction of the website and the President's broken promises on being able to keep your health plan are just the tip of the iceberg in regards to the problems with this law."

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