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The Hissy Fit Continues: VA GOP Looks Set to Derail Upcoming Medicaid Expansion Talks

The Hissy Fit Continues: VA GOP Looks Set to Derail Upcoming Medicaid Expansion Talks
The Virginia General Assembly is set to discuss the Medicaid expansion in an upcoming session. Problem is, the Republican contingent looks set to derail the process before it even starts.
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Straight Up Bribery: VA State Senate Kneecaps Medicaid

Straight Up Bribery: VA State Senate Kneecaps Medicaid
Virginia Sen. Phillip P. Puckett will announce his resignation today, effective immediately, paving the way to appoint his daughter to a judgeship and Puckett to the job of deputy director of the state tobacco commission, and more importantly, for the GOP to gain control of the state senate — shutting down any progress made in health care expansion. Is it outright bribery? Probably.
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PA Gov Corbett's ACA Refusal Is Denying Veterans Health Care

PA Gov Corbett's ACA Refusal Is Denying Veterans Health Care
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett's refusal to expand Medicaid is literally imperiling thousands by denying them access to health care. And as memorial day approaches, there's one demographic we should pay special attention to: our nation's veterans. If anybody deserves care, it's the men and women who've fought for this country.
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State Rep Blames Protesting Religious Leaders for MO's Refusal to Expand Medicaid

State Rep Blames Protesting Religious Leaders for MO's Refusal to Expand Medicaid
After 300 Missouri religious leaders interrupted House proceedings — 23 of whom were peaceably arrested — their voice was heard in its cry for Medicaid expansion. Unfortunately, Rep. Myron Neth didn't like their tone, and now pins its failed expansion on the protesters' lack of decorum.
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VIDEO: VA Gov McAuliffe Blasts State Delegates for Inaction on Health Care

VIDEO: VA Gov McAuliffe Blasts State Delegates for Inaction on Health Care
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe was on The Politics Hour Sunday, and had some strong words for the House Republicans refusing to expand Medicaid, saying they were playing politics and that "they have failed to do their job" of governing.
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Number of Deaths Attributable to States Opting Out of Medicaid Expansion: Between 7,115 and 17,104

Number of Deaths Attributable to States Opting Out of Medicaid Expansion: Between 7,115 and 17,104
While Virginia Republicans grow their beards, act like stupid frat boys, and generally treat the entire issue of Medicaid expansion like a joke, back in the real world, these Republicans are hurting hundreds of thousands of Virginians. Actually, they're not just hurting them, they're doing far worse than that.
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VA Speaker Bill 'ALEC' Howell Single-Handedly Stopping Medicaid Expansion

VA Speaker Bill 'ALEC' Howell Single-Handedly Stopping Medicaid Expansion
Unless you have been hiding under a rock, or have buried your head in the ideological sand, you should have noticed the newspaper editorials calling for Medicaid Expansion in Virginia. Virginia hospitals, health insurance plans, physicians, consumer groups, Chambers of Commerce, and even Republicans and former appointees of Governor McDonnell SUPPORT closing the coverage gap. What's the problem then? Speaker of the House of Delegates William “Bill” Howell.
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Dr. Christopher Lillis
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What's the VA GOP to Do When Its Trusty Right Hand Endorses Medicaid Expansion?

What's the VA GOP to Do When Its Trusty Right Hand Endorses Medicaid Expansion?
According to many, the Virginia Chamber of Commerce is basically an arm of the Republican Party of Virginia. Which is exactly why it's significant that the Chamber, this morning in a press conference, formally endorsed Medicaid expansion.
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In Mold of Moral Mondays, SC Activists Plan 'Truthful Tuesdays'

In Mold of Moral Mondays, SC Activists Plan 'Truthful Tuesdays'
Taking a page from North Carolina's 'Moral Monday' movement, which protests the dogmatic and extreme rightward turn at their statehouse, South Carolina has begun 'Truthful Tuesday'. Protesters will convene in Charleston on January 14th to put their state government on notice.
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Refusing to Expand Medicaid Will Cost TX $9 Billion

Refusing to Expand Medicaid Will Cost TX $9 Billion
A new study by the Commonwealth Fund, "How States Stand to Gain or Lose Federal Funds by Opting In or Out of the Medicaid Expansion," shows that Texas clearly stands to lose the most of any state. Because of Rick Perry's refusal to expand Medicaid, Texas will forego over $9 billion in federal funds while Perry holds out for a Medicaid block grant that he'll never get.
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