“When my information changes, I alter my conclusions. What do you do, sir?” The quote attributed to famed British economist John Maynard Keynes about changing positions on an issue could very well apply to Virginia legislators who last week voted for a massive increase in government spending through an expanded Obamacare Medicaid program.
The Trump Administration has been adamant about stopping the irresponsible expansion and exploding costs of Obamacare. While complete repeal of the law—known for its oxymoron name “the Affordable Care Act”—was thwarted by one vote in the U.S. Senate last year, the president has made clear the federal gravy train that lures states into Medicaid expansion is coming to an end.
Today in fact, Pres. Trump’s Budget chief Mick Mulvaney said specifically “the President’s budget repeals Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion.” You can’t get more blunt than that!
That means states who have already expanded Medicaid or those that might—like Virginia—will be on the hook for billions of dollars in unreimbursed costs, forcing tax increases and cuts to vital programs like schools, police and transportation.
In the last few days, Middle Resolution has worked with the Trump Administration to help provide House and Senate leadership with new information about the long-term implications for expanding Medicaid in the commonwealth. This new information strongly suggests it would be financially catastrophic for the state to enact Medicaid expansion. It’s not rhetoric. These are facts coming directly from the administration that will determine the future of the program.
Now that legislators have new information, we hope they will alter their conclusions and kill Obamacare Medicaid expansion and prevent a long-term financial disaster for Virginia. Tell your legislators to listen to Pres. Trump and kill Medicaid expansion!
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