As you may have heard by now, Virginia Republicans have taken control of the State Senate after the surprise resignation of Senate Democrat Phil Puckett on Monday.
You might assume this means the threat of ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion would go away…
And you’d be wrong.
Virginia’s Senate Finance Committee is meeting today and will amend HB 30, the original House-passed budget, setting up a potential Senate floor vote on Thursday.
And it’s possible that provisions allowing for ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion could be included in that budget unless you and I act now to make sure it doesn’t happen!
We’ve seen it take place across the country.
Republican-controlled legislatures have been caving to special interests on this issue left and right, giving it cute names like the “Pence Plan,” or the so-called “Private Option,” but don’t be fooled - it’s simply ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion by another name.
That’s why I need you to contact your state senator and delegate TODAY and demand they oppose any attempt to fund any Medicaid expansion scheme.
I’ve seen this happen more times than I can count.
After an election, or after “your guys” get in power, many activists are tempted to sit back on their laurels - confident the legislature will do the “right thing.”
But as Lord Acton’s axiom states, power corrupts.
You and I can’t afford to relax and take any chances.
Contact your state senator and delegate today to let them know you’re still watching this fight closely and expect them to do the right thing with their new-found Senate majority by withholding any funds from being directed toward ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion – and demand they also explicitly reject any other expansion schemes.
Thanks to all of your hard work and previous activism efforts, C4L has helped ensure the Old Dominion has remained free from the full effects of ObamaCare so far.
But I’m afraid if we don’t keep the pressure on, defeat could be snatched from the jaws of victory.
Please don’t delay - contact your state senator and delegate TODAY!
Tags: Obamacare, Medicaid Expansion, McAuliffe