If the Speaker of the House is opposed to Medicaid Expansion, and if he says that the language already prevents the Governor from unilaterally expanding Medicaid, it seems pretty strange to be so vigorously opposed to Senator Dick Black’s efforts to ensure that’s the case.
I have three simple questions for Republican members of the General Assembly:
1. Why not allow clarifying language?
2. Why is House leadership putting so much pressure on the Virginia Senators to pass a budget without the Black amendment?
It will be interesting to see, as this unfolds, to what lengths some people will have gone to confuse, distort, and obfuscate the truth.
In reality the issue of the Black amendment is very simple, and your support comes down to one question:
3. Are you against Medicaid expansion, or are you in favor of allowing the Governor to do it so that you don’t have your fingerprints on it?