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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…

Hospital Lobbyists Push for Medicaid Expansion Making False Claims

Hospital Lobbyists Push for Medicaid Expansion Making False Claims

Hospital lobbyists have been claiming financial ruin of hospitals if Virginia does not expand Medicaid; however, hospital revenue as well as six-figure executive compensation packages tell a different story. These…

Medicaid Expansion: Don’t Buy Arkansas Plan’s Empty Promises

Medicaid Expansion: Don’t Buy Arkansas Plan’s Empty Promises

***BREAKING*** Gov. McAuliffe has proposed a 2-year “pilot program” of Medicaid Expansion.  Conveniently, two years is the time period during which the Feds pay ‘all’ the cost (not really). “Come…

Hospitals Make False Claims About Needing Medicaid Expansion

Hospitals Make False Claims About Needing Medicaid Expansion

Beware Virginians:  Watchdog.org has vigorously challenged the contention advanced by Medicaid expansion proponents and the Washington Post that expanding Medicaid is critical to economic survival of Virginia’s hospitals….continued.…

Risks of Medicaid Expansion

Risks of Medicaid Expansion

The Editorial in last week’s Connection [“Taking the Money”] does not include important facts about the risks of expanding Medicaid in Virginia: Currently Medicaid is already 22 percent of the…

Fight the Disinformation Campaign!

Fight the Disinformation Campaign!

    The Battle Rages On On Saturday March 15, OFA held a Medicaid expansion rally at the Capitol at 11am. Our side showed up to counter the astroturf. Read…

Marketplace Virginia is a Miserable Waste

Marketplace Virginia is a Miserable Waste

  Phil Kerpen has tweeted a chart using U. S. Government data to show the cost to state taxpayers for each person enrolled in state Obamacare exchanges. The pro-Medicaid expansion…