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REMINDER: Scott Taylor Has Spent His Entire Political Career Opposing Medicaid Expansion

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From the Elaine Luria for Congress campaign:

REMINDER: Scott Taylor Has Spent His Entire Political Career Opposing Medicaid Expansion

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — Today, thousands of Virginians now have access to quality, affordable healthcare because of Virginia’s expansion of Medicaid. If Scott Taylor had his way, none of this would have happened. Here are the facts:

Starting with his time in the House of Delegates, Scott Taylor voted along party lines to block Virginia’s Medicaid expansion. In Congress, he voted for the House Republican bill that would have repealed the Affordable Care Act, including its expansion of Medicaid. Now, seeking a second term, Taylor is attempting to run from his record on healthcare, running “misleading” ads rated “Three Pinocchios” in a Washington Post Fact Check.

Luria Campaign Manager, Kathryn Sorenson, released the following statement on Taylor’s record:

“Scott Taylor has fought relentlessly to prevent Virginians from accessing quality affordable healthcare,” Sorenson said. “Voters in the Second District have a very clear choice on Tuesday: a rubber stamp for GOP efforts to repeal healthcare, or Elaine Luria, an independent leader who will work to expand access and make healthcare more affordable.”

Luria released a statement on Medicaid expansion earlier in the day:

“Today is a reminder that elections have consequences. Medicaid expansion happened because people went to the polls last year,” Elaine Luria said. “Next week, the future of Medicaid expansion and protections for Virginians with pre-existing conditions are once again on the ballot. In Congress, I’ll defend Virginia’s Medicaid expansion and work to make healthcare more affordable for families here in Coastal Virginia.”

Elaine Luria is the Democratic nominee for Virginia’s Second Congressional District, which includes all of Accomack and Northampton Counties, the cities of Virginia Beach and Williamsburg, as well as portions of Norfolk, Hampton, and York and James City Counties. She was recently endorsed by the Virginian-Pilot. The district supported Governor Ralph Northam by 4 percentage points last November and is rated as a TOSS-UP race by non-partisan election forecasters at Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball, Politico, the Cook Political Report and CNN Politics, making it one of the most likely seats to flip in 2018.