McDonnell should stop meddling with a Medicaid deal and leave the decision to the next governor and legislature.
In the final hours of this year’s legislative session, Gov. Bob McDonnell gave his written support for a plan giving a commission authority to sign off on a Medicaid expansion to cover uninsured adults.
A letter from the governor to President Obama’s health secretary this week mischaracterizes the deal and puts his honor on the line. Although he reserved the right to make amendments, if he now attempts to unravel the plan, he will be breaking his word.