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Walker, NC Delegation House Republicans Send Letter Opposing Gov. Cooper’s Illegal Proposed Obamacare Expansion

January 9, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.), U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), U.S. Representative Robert Pittenger (R-N.C.), U.S. Representative Ted Budd (R-N.C.), U.S. Representative Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.),  U.S. Representative George Holding (R-N.C.), U.S. Representative Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.), U.S. Representative Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), and U.S. Representative David Rouzer (R-N.C.) sent a letter to the Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services urging him to reject Governor Roy Cooper’s (D-N.C.) illegal proposal to expand Medicaid coverage under Obamacare. The letter reads:

“On January 4, 2017, newly elected North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced his intention to expand Medicaid coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by submitting a plan to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicaid Services (CMS).  Such actions would be a violation of multiple North Carolina laws as well as the North Carolina Constitution.”

“No Governor of North Carolina has the legal authority to submit a Medicaid expansion plan to CMS.  Such actions would commit the state to approximately $600 million in new spending each year.  It is unfortunate that one of Mr. Cooper’s first actions as Governor is to directly go against the same state law and Constitution he swore to uphold.  It is for these reasons that we urge CMS to reject Governor Cooper’s proposal.”

The letter also details the specific laws the proposed action would violate. It be read in its entirety here.