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.
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.”