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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Virginia governor, lawmakers fail to reach Medicaid deal

(Reuters) - Virginia's Democratic governor, Terry McAuliffe, and the state's Republican-dominated House of Delegates on Monday failed to reach an agreement over Medicaid expansion during the first day of a special session called in hopes of reaching a budget deal.

The impasse over Medicaid, the federal health care program for the poor, is holding up passage of a two-year, $96 billion budget. If the two sides fail to reach a deal by July 1, the state government could grind to a halt. Legislators deadlocked over the budget during a 60-day regular session that ended March 8.

McAuliffe, a former Democratic Party fundraiser, proposed on Monday a two-year pilot expansion of Medicaid, which could be terminated if it is unsuccessful, but the proposal was rejected by the House Appropriations Committee.



Anonymous said...

good luck virginia, you elected him

Anonymous said...

They would have had a Republican Governor if the GOP and the idiots did not support a 3rd Party candidate.

Anonymous said...

Rueters makes me puke..comments from libtards blame reps....NOT... once again demoturds hold budgets hostage to more tax burdens.....i.e BITE FROM THE NANNY FEDERAL APPLE