Call your State Senator and Delegate TODAY to let them know, YOU SUPPORTÂ the Expansion!
Who Ya Gonna Call? Â Find Out!
Then Let’s Roll! Rally for Healthcare in Richmond!
On Saturday, March 15, 2014Â @ the Capitol Bell Tower in Richmond- 11am.
You can register and find more information atÂ http://varallyforhealthcare.org/
Also, there willÂ buses to Richmond withÂ seats available on a first-come first-serve basis. Â Buses will be at
Booker T Washington High School (2 Buses) (Leave 8 AM)
1111 Park Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23504
Walmart Parking Lot (Leave 8 AM) 1098 Frederick Blvd
Portsmouth, VA 23707
From Mark Warner:
Congress has appropriated federal tax dollars to provide health coverage for up to 400,000 uninsured Virginians by expanding Medicaid â€” so why do tea party forces in the General Assembly want to give that money to residents of other states instead of using it to create jobs and help people here in Virginia?It doesn’t make any sense. Unfortunately, itâ€™s a case of some people putting a rigid ideological agenda over the well-being of their constituents and our Commonwealth.Â They would rather make a philosophical point about the role of government than give a hand to their fellow Virginians in need.
As a businessman, it makes no sense to me that we would send our tax dollars to other states. This money should go to overburdened hospitals and healthcare facilities across VirginiaÂ â€”Â Â and could produce around 30,000 new jobs in the Commonwealth as well as lower healthcare costs for all Virginians.
Republican governors of states like Ohio, Arizona, North Dakota and Michigan are putting federal Medicaid dollars to work in their states because they recognize that doing so is good for their economy and creates jobs.
Medicaid expansion has bipartisan support in the Virginia General Assembly â€“ but itâ€™s going to take all of us making our voices heard to drum up the public pressure necessary to get this done.