SAY “NO” TO MEDICAID EXPANSION
Last week the unified Democratic caucus in the General Assembly, supported by a few “break-away” Republicans, is about to expand Medicaid in Virginia. Governor Northam, backed by his Democratic caucus say they will block the adoption of the state budget unless Medicaid expansion is included in the budget. The common good is being held hostage to Medicaid expansion. If the General Assembly bends to this pressure, it will lead to continuing tax increases to pay for an ever expanding Medicaid program, forever. Medicaid is a federally defined medical program. Once this federal welfare program is enacted, our elected representatives will lose future control of the tax money Virginia must spend to support it.