Stop refusing to implement a health care exchange as mandated by the ACA.
  • Petitioned Gov. Bobby Jindal

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Louisiana
Gov. Bobby Jindal

Stop refusing to implement a health care exchange as mandated by the ACA.

    1. M. Kunz
    2. Petition by

      M. Kunz

      New Orleans, LA

Gov. Bobby Jindal continues to slash and defund desperately needed programs that citizens rely on for their right to the pursuit of happiness, such as library funding, mental health funding, and the Louisiana Early Steps program for infants and toddlers with developmental delays/disabilities and their families. Now Governor Jindal is refusing to implement the recently upheld Affordable Care Act passed two years ago by Congress. He refuses to take advantage of government funding intended to set up a federally mandated health care exchange in Louisiana, despite the fact that Louisiana ranks 49th in overall health nationwide. The statistics show that Jindal's continued agenda of slashing state funding of programs that help the poor and refusing federal funding are grossly affecting Louisiana's citizens in the most fundamental ways. In the past YEAR, the percentage of children in poverty increased from 19.5 percent to 30.5 percent of persons under age 18. In the past ten years, nearly half of which Jindal has been Governor, diabetes increased from 6.6 percent to 10.3 percent of the adult population. Now, 352,000 adults in Louisiana have diabetes, according to americashealthrankings.org (http://www.americashealthrankings.org/SiteFiles/Statesummary/LA.pdf). As Louisiana struggles against poverty and poor health, its Governor not only does nothing to help, he is doing seemingly everything he can to make things worse. Please sign this petition demanding that he implement the federally mandated health care exchange in his state and accept federal dollars for his own citizens' health and well-being. Gov. Jindal and other state legislators may be able to easily afford turning down federal monetary aid for their own healthcare, but many of Louisana's citizens cannot afford to do so. If he wants to balance the state's budget, he can at least take advantage of our own federal tax dollars intended to better our lives. Thank you for your support. 

http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/06/funding/louisiana-eliminates-state-library-funding/#_

http://newamericamedia.org/2012/02/new-orleans-rails-against-mental-health-care-cuts.php

http://www.wafb.com/story/18564493/parents-express-concern-over-cuts-to-early-steps-program

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Over 200 signatures!

      M. Kunz
      by M. Kunz
      Petition Organizer

      We have gotten over 200 signatures supporting our message to Gov. Jindal. Please forward this petition to others that might want to help get us closer to our first goal of 500 signatures. This ultra-conservative governor needs to know that there are Louisiana citizens who want affordable health care. Let's get our point across!

    3. Reached 100 signatures

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    • michael hartman PLANO, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      it is importan because I am from Louisiana and still have a large number of family and friends who still reside in Louisiana.

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    • Betty Muhammad MISSOURI CITY, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      I am from Louisiana and I have family and friends that are dependent on government sponsored health

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    • Patricia Scott MARRERO, LA
      • about 2 years ago

      Cutting hospitals will impact the number of people who don't have access to care in their areas.

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    • Ethel Luneau BATON ROUGE, LA
      • about 2 years ago

      The federal government is working to provide a way for citizens to get medical coverage that they need. Jindal has no right to deprive LA citizens of anything, much less a means to acquire health care.

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    • Ricardo Eddington HARVEY, LA
      • about 2 years ago

      Because "Bobby" Jindal is and always has been a political chiseler who thinks only of his poor little "Stockholm Syndrome" suffering self. He needs to get off the public dime and go into a private enterprise.

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