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Jindal: Obama Trying to Bully Louisiana on Healthcare

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is accusing President Obama of trying to bullying the state on the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare.
West Monroe -- Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is accusing President Obama of trying to bullying the state on the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare. 

During his trip Friday to New Orleans, President Obama detoured from talking about infrastructure and the economy, and talked briefly about the Affordable Care Act and the troubled healthcare web site.

During that part of the speech, Obama said he wanted Louisiana to expand Medicaid.

That prompted this 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“Obamacare needs to be repealed.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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