Did anyone ever expect anything else from Virginia House and Senate Republicans? The bottom line is that they: a) control both chambers; b) are absolutely terrified of being primaried by a Tea Partier; and c) are for the wealthy and well-connected, not the types of people (working class, poor) who desperately need Medicaid expansion. The answer? Vote them out of office in November 2015.
House Democrats Statement on rejection of Rust proposal to expand Medicaid
Richmond, VA – Democratic Leader David J. Toscano released the following statement regarding the rejection of Delegate Tom Rust’s proposal to expand Medicaid.
“The decision on this bill was made before we arrived in Richmond; the debate was mere window dressing. House Republicans have again shown that they have no plan to close the coverage gap,” said Democratic Leader David J. Toscano. “The rejection of this legislation is further proof that this entire medicaid special session was a charade. Despite this setback, we will continue to fight to bring our taxpayer dollars back to Virginia to help our citizens and to find a way to close the coverage gap.”