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Virginia Should Hold a Special Session to Opt Out of Medicaid Expansion – NOW!

While the Supreme Court upheld the ObamaTax mandate which will increase taxes mostly on those making less than $100,000, one other portion of the ruling disallows the Federal Government from defunding states that refuse to expand Medicaid.

The way the ObamaTax law was written, if a state refuses to expand Medicaid to take in far more people, Obama will simply take away all the money they kick in for the program.

There is not a single state that can afford this massive expansion of government provided health insurance.

But the Supreme Court removed the penalty. Now, if a state refuses to go along with the expansion, there is now money taken away and they will not have to find hundreds of millions of dollars for the unfunded mandate portion if the Medicaid Expansion.

Texas has already led the way.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Monday his state won’t expand Medicaid or set up an insurance exchange, joining a growing number of Republican governors who are rejecting two key parts of President Obama’s health care law.

“I will not be party to socializing health care and bankrupting my state in direct contradiction to our Constitution and our founding principles of limited government,” Mr. Perry said.

He joins more than half-dozen GOP governors who have already said they won’t increase the size of their Medicaid programs to cover Americans up to 133 percent of the poverty level, after the Supreme Court upheld most of the law last month but said states could opt out of the Medicaid expansion.

“I stand proudly with the growing chorus of governors who reject the Obamacare power grab,” Mr. Perry said. “Neither a ‘state’ exchange nor the expansion of Medicaid under this program would result in better ‘patient protection’ or in more ‘affordable care.’ They would only make Texas a mere appendage of the federal government when it comes to health care.”

Virginians should urge Governor McDonnell to follow suit and quash this massive expansion of the Federal Government by just saying “no!” to this scam. And this should be a bipartisan effort in Virginia. We simply can’t afford to raise taxes in a recession, nor cut any more from the state budget which former Governor Tim Kaine left in such a depleted state.

Governor McDonnell has cleaned up Kaine’s mess. Don’t let Kaine and Obama cause another budget hole for Virginians.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.

Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

2 Responses to “Virginia Should Hold a Special Session to Opt Out of Medicaid Expansion – NOW!”

  1. chuck sandford says:

    I believe it is wise to to opt out of the medicaid expansion. However medicaid system does need to encourage doctors to treat patients with respect and give them the type of service as other insurers. I have personally seen the difference in treatment of patients who let’s say has anthem and patients with medicaid. me personally I am concerned about the premiums for insurance for people who have existing health issues. just did a quick quote on Anthem’s website just for my wife and I looking at 696.00 monthly premium this doesn’t include her pre existing issues of diabetes and related issues. She is still trying to get her diabetes under control so she can work. Which is going to be hard for her especially with the uneployment numbers. With that being said the premium could easily be around 800.00 a month. My salary isn’t much 31,200 a year plus the child support of her 2 kids monthly budget leaves me flat line. Her kids are on medicaid and my wife and I do not have insurance. my employer doesn’t offer insurance and being a small company does not have to provide insurance even under Obama care. Who is paying for the subsidies? I know this is a bad situation but don’t know the full impact of the bad situation. Another factor that comes into play is taxmageddon. If that happens the United States will never be the same again. I myself have even thought about divorcing my wife to protect her. While my income alone puts us outside the scope for her to be on medicaid 800.00 will kill the budget even if she works because would not be able to get a full time job yet and maybe never which is going to kill saving for college funds as well. whereas if I divorce her she would be able to get on medicaid and government assistance which sends out conflicting vibes asking people to get a job in a high unemployment season while keeping them trapped so they will stay on government assistance. People say get a second job. That is easier said than done. I already work 48 to 60 hours a week. day shift one week and night shift the next. so finding someone to hire me is much harder. I believe that our founding fathers would be very disappointed on how the country is doing today.

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    Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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