Medicaid debate heats up at Capitol Square


As you know, I have pointed out the problem of Medicaid taxing Medicare in order to provide free healthcare to those not working.

Now, they want to take even more money from the elderly. Is this fair?


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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) –  The debate over whether Virginia should expand Medicaid to the poorest Virginians as a part of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, takes center stage on Capitol Square this week.

Obamacare states can choose to expand health coverage to people whose income places them near the federal poverty line by accepting funds from the federal government.

At a rally of faith leaders near the capitol bell tower  Tuesday, senior Democratic Party leadership voiced concerns that Virginia lawmakers would pass on Medicaid expansion.

Newly-elected Virginia Lt. Governor Ralph Northam addressed the crowd.

Supporters argue Virginia is losing out on $5 million per day by not expanding the program, which equates to approximately $1.7 billion this year.

“More than 25 states have already signed up because they realize they can’t afford not to.  Virginia is in the same situation,” State Senator Henry Marsh (D-Richmond)…

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