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Governor to Unilaterally “move forward” on Medicaid Expansion

Governor to Unilaterally “move forward” on Medicaid Expansion

As reported by Michael Martz in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe said at a press conference in Richmond this morning that he will sign the state budget recently…

Obamacare Welfare Expansion is Morally Wrong and Economically Destructive

Obamacare Welfare Expansion is Morally Wrong and Economically Destructive

By Phil Kerpen Published with permission from American Commitment The Supreme Court struck down Obamacare’s mandatory Medicaid expansion as an unconstitutional commandeering of the states, setting off bruising battles over the issue…

Virginia GA Passes Budget Without Medicaid Expansion

Virginia GA Passes Budget Without Medicaid Expansion

After 11:00 PM this evening (June 12), the Virginia Senate passed an amended SB 5003, its version of a 2015-16 budget, on a vote of 21-18. The bill excludes Marketplace VA, a so-called commercial…

Constituents Blast Senator Marsden: Decouple Medicaid Expansion from the Budget

Constituents Blast Senator Marsden: Decouple Medicaid Expansion from the Budget

Last Saturday, State Senator David W. Marsden (D, VA-37) hosted a Town Hall at the Chantilly public library. Though he is a Democrat and a proponent of Medicaid expansion in…

McAuliffeCare: The Medicaid Fraud Machine

McAuliffeCare: The Medicaid Fraud Machine

Medicaid is a fraud machine where larger medical practices get rich by administering unneeded tests (think MRI, CAT scans, etc.) at facilities they own and smaller medical practices go out…

Medicaid Expansion Standoff Coming in Richmond

Medicaid Expansion Standoff Coming in Richmond

Virginia’s state government is currently divided about whether to expand Medicaid. In fact, the opposing views on Medicaid expansion have delayed agreement on a 2015-16 budget and threaten a shutdown…

Do Va. $$ Really Go to Other States?

Do Va. $$ Really Go to Other States?

  During the debate on Medicaid expansion, we frequently hear the argument from the media and progressive politicians that Virginia money will go to other states, and that we should…

State Senate Holds Medicaid Expansion Rally

State Senate Holds Medicaid Expansion Rally

Yesterday, proponents of Medicaid expansion in Virginia presented their case for “closing the coverage gap” and “bringing Virginia’s dollars back to the Commonwealth” at a meeting of the Virginia Senate…

Decouple Medicaid Expansion From Virginia’s Budget

Decouple Medicaid Expansion From Virginia’s Budget

In a post entitled Medicaid Reform – the Virginia Way in the Jefferson Policy Journal, Michael Thompson, the Chairman and President of the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy, raises 10 relevant,…

Skirmish in Richmond Coming

Skirmish in Richmond Coming

  Reinforcements will be needed ….   1. Update on General Assembly special session; Action NEXT WEEK 2. IMPORTANT Action Item for TODAY 3. Keep calling these Senators We apologize…