Monday, April 14, 2014

Virginia GOP seems unified on a pragmatically losing cause -- blocking Medicaid expansion with Obamacare when federal grants will save business money


Virginia Republicans are finding that opposition to Medicaid expansion associated with Obamacare is the one issue that unifies their party.  Yet, most business owners feel that they would be better off if the state were pragmatic and accepted the additional federal funds that would come from the Medicaid expansion.
The front page story Monday in the Washington Post is by Laura Vozzella, here
  
The Virginia GOP has complicated fundraising schemes, some of which wind up in my inbox and junk mail and even calls.  Yet on this issue is seems to be hanging on to an ideological opposition to people’s supporting people with pre-existing conditions or other disadvantages but outside of their immediate families getting federal help in getting health insurance. 

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