The governor has chosen politics over the fates of uninsured Virginians.
Gov. Bob McDonnell ignored the needs of Virginians in warning the General Assembly’s top budget negotiators this week not to include provisions for expanding Medicaid as they work toward Saturday’s deadline for passing state budget amendments.
McDonnell said he will not consider an expansion of the federal-state health care program for the poor until Washington authorizes major cost-containment reforms. In fact, until “reforms are authorized and completed.”