Federal Judge Grants General Assembly Restraining Order Against Obamacare Expansion

From the North State Journal 

Raleigh, N.C. — A federal judge has granted a restraining order on Governor Roy Cooper’s attempts to amend the State Medicaid Plan in order to expand the government healthcare program under Obamacare .Republican leadership at the state legislature requested the order from the U.S. Eastern District Court of N.C. to stop what they deem a fiscally irresponsible overreach of executive power by the new Democratic governor.

Legislative leaders have maintained that Cooper lacks the authority to unilaterally expand Medicaid eligibility thresholds with out approval of the General Assembly.

“This administration cannot take steps to increase Medicaid eligibility and the state constitution does not allow him to spend billions of state tax dollars to expand Obamacare without legislative approval,” stated a joint press release by Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) and House Speaker Tim Moore.

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