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Published: Thursday, 4/3/2014

Obamacare Crisis Tour draws about 25 to UT

Speakers say law will eliminate jobs

BY MARLENE HARRIS-TAYLOR
BLADE STAFF WRITER
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An event dubbed the Obamacare Campus Crisis Tour made a stop Wednesday at the University of Toledo.

President Obama’s assertions Tuesday that “the Affordable Care Act is here to stay” and “the debate over repealing this law is over,” has not changed the feelings of some conservative groups opposing the act.

The director of the Ohio Chapter of Americans for Prosperty, Eli Miller, spoke to about 25 students and local public officials Wednesday evening at the University of Toledo’s Nitschke Technology Complex.

Mr. Miller said the law has been particularly devastating for young people, who will be hurt by lost opportunities for jobs that have been eliminated because of it.

He has visited about five college campuses across Ohio, videotaping testimonials from students who say they have been harmed in a variety of ways by the law known as Obamacare.

About 10 of those testimonials have been posted to Obamacarecampuscrisis.com, he said.

Mr. Miller said the campaign started about two weeks ago and the goal is to encourage students to visit the site to sign a petition opposing the law.

He would not say how many signatures he has gathered so far, or when he plans to forward the petition to the White House.

The event was organized by the UT chapter of Young Americans for Liberty, and featured speeches from local elected leaders.

Perrysburg City Councilman Todd Grayson encouraged students to seek political office to effect change on the local level.

Former Lucas County Commissioner Maggie Thurber, who is now a blogger and communications consultant, spoke about feminism and freedom.



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