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#FAIL – Virginia GOP Cites 0.001% of Virginians Who Favor Budget Without Medicaid Expansion

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See below for a DPVA press release, which highlights an utter #FAIL by Virginia Republicans, who can only scrounge up 10,500 Virginians (out of 8 million) on their petition for passing a budget without Medicaid expansion in it. Just for comparison purposes, that’s similar to the number of hard-core, right-wingnuts who attended the 2013 Virginia Republican convention (the one that nominated the Cuccinelli/Jackson/Obenshain “extreme team”). Just a #FAIL all around.

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RICHMOND — Today Virginia Republicans held a press conference touting .001% support for passing a clean budget instead of closing the health care coverage gap for 400,000 uninsured Virginians. That’s only 10,500 of the nearly 8 million Virginians who live in the Commonwealth.

“Virginia House Republicans are spending their time in Richmond obstructing the budget and all they can show for support is .001% of Virginians,” said DPVA Spokesperson Ashley Bauman. “Governor McAuliffe received 1 million votes during his election where his top priority he campaigned on was closing the coverage gap for 400,000 Virginians.

“I don’t know about you but If I were a betting woman, I’d stick for the 400,000 Virginians who are losing access to affordable care while Republicans draw a line in the sand and refuse to cross it.”

  • Tom Greeson

    10,500 affluent Republicans who are satisfied with their own health insurance coverage, but appear to care less about 400,000 of their fellow Virginians and the fate they may suffer if those who are uninsured are hit by a catastrophic medical event in their lives.