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Video: Virginia Senate Education & Health Committee Republicans Vote Down Medicaid Expansion Bills on Party-Line Vote

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All I can say is that we really really really really really need to boot all these @#$@#! Virginia Republican Senators out of office next year. Yep, yet again this morning, Senate Education & Health Committee Republicans killed legislation that would – gasp, what a concept! – help actual Virginians (in this case, by expanding Medicaid coverage to hundreds of thousands of our fellow citizens who currently don’t have access to health care coverage).  See below for some video of the vote. Also see video of Virginians lining up to speak in support of Medicaid expansion (note that the only one speaking against it was the Koch brothers’ tool, who of course the Republicans fell in line behind – grrrrrr.).

  • Harry

    The Republican ethnic cleansers hate their own constituents.

  • Jim Portugul

    Trump talks about bringing all these jobs back to the US. Without affordable healthcare, the jobs simply cannot come back to the US. Nor can any US company afford to create new jobs in the US that can be done in every other industrialized nation on the planet. Why not? Because by my caluculations every US employee who gets health insurance via their employer is costing said employer between $750- 1000 each month. Just for employee health ins. alone. Plus the employer cost of workers comp and SS in the US. All other industrialzed countries on the planet have universal healthcare.

    So, without the affordable healthcare that Trump promised on the campaign trail, bringing back to the US or creating jobs that can be done overseas is simply a lie. Not going to happen.

    Trump also welcomed Norweigen immigrants to the US. Why would they come over here and give up their single payer Universal Healthcare in Norway? They would not have healthcare in the US.

    On DACA, why are we not trading a temporay reduction in legal immigrants to the US that equals 800,000, in exchange for citizenship for DACA’s? A net change of zero. Trump and Republicans are never going to let DACA’s become citizens. Could it be Schumer doesn’t want a DACA solution???????

    Trump is a lie.

  • RobertColgan

    When you love something, you take care of it….treat it respectfully….maintain it…..keep it in the best condition.
    Those Republicans who voted against Medicaid expansion may say they love Virginia, may say they love their constituents———– BUT THEY DON’T.
    They no more love Virginia and Virginians than they love some rental car they picked up in New Jersey and are dropping off in Kentucky, a car they have no emotional connection to at all.

    THEY DON’T LOVE VIRGINIA, AND THEY DON’T LOVE VIRGINIANS.
    And they need to be accosted on this very point———IF they loved Virginians, they would go out of their way to make sure those people have healthcare access, have early screenings, don’t have to worry about not having the money to go to a doctor or a clinic and have a condition treated, suffer with illness that may ultimately progress to fatality that could have been cured if treated before worsening.

    THESE REPUBLICANS DO NOT LOVE VIRGINIA, AND THEY DON’T LOVE VIRGINIANS…..they’re liars if they say they do.