Resolution Recommending Opposition to Medicaid Expansion in Virginia
Whereas, the creed adopted and embraced by the Republican Party of Virginia acknowledges “that the free enterprise system is the most productive supplier of human needs and economic justice,” and
Whereas, this creed further states “That fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraints must be exercised at all levels of government;” and
Whereas, Virginia’s liberal Democratic Governor Ralph Northam made Medicaid expansion a cornerstone of his campaign, without regard to the long-term fiscal soundness of this program or its budgetary impact; and
Whereas, Medicaid expansion dilutes the program’s intended focus on providing care for the elderly, the disabled, low-income pregnant women, and low-income children, and
Whereas, the budget submitted by Governor Northam called for expansion of Medicaid at a projected annual expense of about $2,000,000,000; and
Whereas, such expansion has increased costs more than expected in other states and, according to a government alert, has led to increases in waste, fraud, and abuse; and
Whereas, the federal promise of 90% matching funds to offset state expenses for Medicaid expansion under the so-called Affordable Care Act is not currently funded by Congress and is unreliable over the long-term;
Whereas, research from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University shows that the costs of Medicaid expansion have been significantly higher than estimated in the Congressional Budget Office’s original forecasts; and
Whereas, the state House passed a budget including Medicaid expansion and the state Senate did not, the chambers adjourning without agreeing on a final budget; and
Whereas, Governor Northam called a special session of the General Assembly to pressure lawmakers to pass a budget including Medicaid expansion; now therefore be it,
Resolved, that we the members of the 1st Congressional District Republican Committee reaffirm the Creed of the Republican Party of Virginia and call upon all elected Republicans in the General Assembly to send the Governor a budget that does not include funding for Medicaid expansion.
Ratified this 12th day of May, 2018 by the 1st Congressional District Republican Committee
Robert A. Watson, Chairman 1st Congressional District Republican Committee
Your title should read “First district Republican Resolution”. Virginia, which is now a blue state, sent down a resolution last November demanding Medicaid Expansion. A gang of crooked, corrupt, Republican faux judges, has only slowed the Republican purge. The tsunami will continue this November.
Besides, what is going on now in the corrupt Virginia GA is about lobbyists dollars. You can write all the lies you want, not going to change much.