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Virginia Republicans arenít blinking in showdown over [McAuliffe] Medicaid expansion
WP ^ | 4-13-14 | AP

Posted on 04/14/2014 2:19:30 PM PDT by HokieMom

RICHMOND — Virginia Republicans were supposed to be squirming by now. For months, their opposition to expanding Medi­caid under the Affordable Care Act has put them at odds with some traditional allies in the business world.

Hospitals, the state chamber of commerce and corporate leaders have been calling, writing, visiting and buttonholing, pushing what they call “the business case” for expanding coverage to thousands of uninsured under the health-care law, with the federal government promising to pay most of the cost. Gov. Terry McAuliffe and other Democrats who favor expansion have been betting on that pressure to sway Republicans, particularly in rural areas where hospitals are often the largest employer and are ­eager for the financial girding that the coverage expansion would provide.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: mcauliffe; vageneralassembly

1 posted on 04/14/2014 2:19:30 PM PDT by HokieMom
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Steve Helber/AP - Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates William Howell, R-Stafford, gestures during a press conference at the Capitol in Richmond on March 25. Howell was joined by most of the Republican House caucus as they talked about the budget standoff.

2 posted on 04/14/2014 2:20:59 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom

Democrats are sooooo stupid, they are buying the BS from the left. God save us from such stupidity


3 posted on 04/14/2014 2:25:58 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: HokieMom

I hope they stand firm.

In Tennessee, Gov. Bill Haslam (R [Rotten]) was tying to expand Medicaid but the Republican State Senate and House shut him down. Haslam’s fallback position was that he was going to have discussions with HHS about some “middle ground” but nothing has ever come of it.

Republicans are just as eager as Dims to expand government, particularly when hospital lobbyists and other big business types put the full court press on.


4 posted on 04/14/2014 2:27:06 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: blueyon

I hope the Republicans hang tough. They should; they have a super-majority and McAuliffe only won by a whisker.


5 posted on 04/14/2014 2:28:09 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: SharpRightTurn

Glad the conservatives in Nashville stood firm.


6 posted on 04/14/2014 2:30:04 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom
...McAuliffe only won by a whisker.

LOL!!!! Yeah, "fair and square" too, right?

7 posted on 04/14/2014 2:35:09 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: HokieMom

Hold fast, VA GOPers!!!!


8 posted on 04/14/2014 2:37:01 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: HokieMom

I’m still disgusted every time I hear about McAuliffe as the Governor of the great state of Virginia. He exemplifies everything wrong with the political process today.

A shameless political animal who happily neglected his wife for campaign fundraisers. Even Dems thought this guy was a moral black hole. Yet he won because he had money and no one ran in the primary against him.


9 posted on 04/14/2014 3:10:23 PM PDT by Corporate Democrat
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To: Corporate Democrat; fwdude

Right! No fraud whatsoever.


10 posted on 04/14/2014 3:54:24 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom
Virginia Republicans were supposed to be squirming by now. For months, their opposition to expanding Medi­caid under the Affordable Care Act has put them at odds with some traditional allies in the business world.

Given that the source of this assertion is the Washington Post, I would do a fact check.

I seriously doubt that the business world wants more big government and more Obamacare.

The Washington Post is a propaganda agent for the Democrats, and willingly spin all information to the advantage of the Dems.

In addition McAuliffe has been caught in a big lie about Medicaid expansion, insisting that he would NEVER use the budget of the State of Virginia as hostage to force Obamacare on the people of the commonwealth.

Notice how the WP generalizes about "traditional" allies, and the need to cover the "poor." Who would argue with that? Where are the details?

Maybe a recall election for McAuliffe is in order. IMO Virginia does not need liars as "leaders."

11 posted on 04/14/2014 5:33:50 PM PDT by olezip (Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Cicero)
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To: All

this will soon be known as a “tea party temper tantrum” ...


12 posted on 04/14/2014 5:35:36 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: HokieMom

Oddly, they could probably win medicare expansion if they just pushed it independently. But hijacking the budget actually made it easier to oppose for the republicans.

And now we get to point out how Terri and the democrats are willing to take money from teachers, children, and police just to blackmail the republicans into supporting his medicare plan.

If they don’t pass a budget, a lot of traditional democratic constituencies are going to be hurt.


13 posted on 04/14/2014 10:28:28 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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