Republicans Deny 400,000 Virginians Healthcare

In the early hours of the morning, Republican Senators rammed through an amendment to Virginia's two-year budget that will prevent working Virginians from receiving much needed health care.  The Republicans have so far left around $600,000 million dollars in D.C. that could be used here in Virginia to pay for health care for hundreds of thousands of our citizens.   As Senator Chap Petersen said, “It was nonsense,” Sen. Chap Petersen said. “We are actually increasing taxes on our citizens by rejecting $2 billion (including future dollars) in federal money. Stupidest thing I ever heard of.”

For more - http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/in-virginia-senate-panel-approves-budget-without-medicaid-in-effort-to-avert-shutdown/2014/06/12/326d071a-f1b3-11e3-914c-1fbd0614e2d4_story.html?wprss=rss_local

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