September 23, 2014

Naples, Florida-based Foundation for Government Accountability was named one of eight finalists for this year’s prestigious Templeton Freedom Award for its Uncover ObamaCare initiative which resulted in 24 states saying no to ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion. The initiative has kept 9.4 million Americans from becoming dependent on government and will save taxpayers almost $500 billion over the next decade.

Foundation for Government Accountability CEO Tarren Bragdon said, “It’s a tremendous honor to be named a finalist for the Templeton Freedom Award.  FGA’s Uncover ObamaCare initiative is about stopping the spread of government dependence throughout the states, and we are thrilled to have our work recognized by such a powerful voice for freedom.”

The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) has been front and center throughout the country recruiting, educating and supporting state leaders and activists with the courage and commitment to defeat ObamaCare’s dangerous provisions in their own states. Through a powerful combination of in-depth research, on-the-ground education and innovative legislative strategies, FGA’s Uncover ObamaCare initiative has kept 9.4 million Americans from becoming dependent on government and will save taxpayers almost $500 billion over the next decade.

Awarded since 2004, the Templeton Freedom Award is named for the late investor and philanthropist Sir John Templeton. The award annually honors his legacy by identifying and recognizing the most exceptional and innovative contributions to the understanding of free enterprise, and the public policies that encourage prosperity, innovation and human fulfillment via free competition. The award is generously supported by Templeton Religion Trust and will be presented during Atlas Network’s Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner gala dinner ceremony Nov. 13, 2014 in New York City. The winning organization will receive a $100,000 prize and the runners-up will receive $5,000.

The 2014 Templeton Freedom Award Finalists are:

Acton Institute: Acton University
CEPOS (Center For Political Studies): Private Property Project
Civismo: Low Taxes Campaign for Spain Campaign
Foundation For Government Accountability: Initiative to Limit Medicaid Expansion
Goldwater Institute: Education Savings Accounts
Illinois Policy Institute: Stopping an Unfair Progressive Income Tax
IPEA: One Million Youth for Mexico Campaign
Lithuanian Free Market Institute: Municipal Performance Index

The 2013 Templeton Freedom Award winner and finalists can be found here.

For media inquiries about the 2014 Templeton Freedom Award, contact Daniel Anthony.