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Tuesday, 26 February 2013 13:13
Jindal slaps Louisiana Sen. Landrieu on Obamacare media call
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obama-isaacLouisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who was on Meet The Press this Sunday discussing healthcare and other matters has taken on the Senior Louisiana Senator  today who is running for re-election, Mary Landrieu (D-La).


Jindal issued a statement today following Senator Mary Landrieu’s conference call with members of the media where she defended President Obama’s healthcare law:

“Senator Landrieu voted to cut Louisiana's Medicaid program by over a billion dollars and now she's worried about Louisiana families? Sounds like she’s gearing up for another campaign.

“The reality is Medicaid relies on an outdated model that costs taxpayers billions of dollars for poor outcomes. Yet, President Obama and his ally, Senator Landrieu, would have you believe that a government program is good for economic development. It’s a fundamental philosophical difference. Senator Landrieu and President Obama believe that growing government will help grow jobs. That’s not how the economy works.

“Senator Landrieu may have spent too much time in Washington, D.C. with President Obama where the economy is booming and not enough time back in Louisiana where real people are working in the American economy.

“In Louisiana, Medicaid expansion will cost taxpayers more than $1 billion in only ten years. But in Louisiana, we don’t have a printing press where we can just print more money.  We have this odd notion that we have to balance our budget. To fix Medicaid, we must target several areas for reform. They include eligibility, benefit design, cost-sharing, use of the private insurance market, financing and accountability.”

during the media interview, Landrieu had said:

“He just seems to be adamant about pushing his political future ahead of the economic interests of the people of Louisiana. It’s very disheartening to me and a growing number of people in our state,” said Landrieu. D-La. “It’s his quest to be the next president and to check off the tea party ‘I am the most conservative person in America’ check list. If he were to get his mind and heart on the people he’s representing, we might have better outcomes.”

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