TAKE ACTION NOW: Tell VA Lawmakers to Take Medicaid Expansion Out of the Budget

Date: March 19, 2014

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe has called a special session of the General Assembly to convene on Monday, March 24, to pass a state budget–but there’s a catch.

Governor McAuliffe and a majority of the Senate want the budget to include the expansion of the Medicaid programmed as authorized under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the federal health-care law also known as Obamacare.

Click here to send your legislators a message saying Virginia needs to pass a “clean” budget, one that isn’t tied to Medicaid expansion!

Without a state budget, thousands of teachers and public safety workers are at risk, and local governments and their school boards cannot budget for next year. Supporters of Medicaid expansion know the only leverage they have is hijacking the state budget.

Expanding Medicaid now will lead to higher taxes later, and that’s something that Virginia’s small, family-owned businesses simply cannot afford.

Before it’s too late, tell your legislators to keep the Medicaid debate out of the budget process.

PHOTO: Martin Falbisoner/Wikimedia Commons

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