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Governor Bob McDonnell Sends Letter Outlining Position on Medicaid Expansion and Reform to Money Committee Chairmen

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Location: Richmond, VA

Governor Bob McDonnell sent a letter today to Senator Walter Stosch and Delegate Lacey Putney outlining his firm opposition to any expansion of Medicaid absent sweeping reforms of the program at both the state and federal levels.

In the letter the Governor writes, "Please understand that I cannot and will not support consideration of an expansion of Medicaid in Virginia until major reforms are authorized and completed, and until we receive guarantees that the federal government's promises to the states can be kept without increasing the immoral national debt. To do so would be irresponsible and place crushing financial burdens on future governors and legislatures. The country is broke, and I will not support policies that make it worse."

The full letter can be read here: http://www.governor.virginia.gov/utility/docs/20130220144607989.pdf


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