Governor Corbett blocks Medicaid expansion, saving $18 billion of taxpayer money

Feb. 6, 2013, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement praising Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett for pledging to block Medicaid expansion under the new federal health care law:

“Thanks to Governor Corbett, Pennsylvania taxpayers will save $1 billion from 2014 through 2019, and federal taxpayers another $17 billion over the same period, according to a Kaiser estimate. He is protecting taxpayers across the country from what will ultimately prove to be an unsustainable expansion of the entitlement state. While some governors have caved on this issue, Tom Corbett has stood on principle, and for that, he deserves the thanks of every taxpayer in the nation.”

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