By Rishi Awatramani (Contact)
To be delivered to: The Virginia State House, The Virginia State Senate, and Governor Bob McDonnell
Obamacare allows Virginia to provide healthcare to over 425,000 uninsured Virginians by expanding medicaid coverage. It won't cost Virginia anything for three years, and after that Virginia will be paying just a fraction of the cost to provide critical healthcare to seniors, kids, and families across the state. And, implementing Obamacare would create 30,000 new jobs for Virginians! This is a win-win solution.
But Governor McDonnell has changed the state budget to try and deny these uninsured families from getting the care they need, because of his narrow, ideological stance against the Obama Administration.
Now it's in the hands of our State Legislature. They have to put Obamacare and medicaid expansion back into the state budget. It's time to put political ambitions aside and create the caring Virginia we have all earned.
Note: MoveOn Civic Action does not necessarily endorse the contents of petitions posted on this site. MoveOn Petitions is an open tool that anyone can use to post a petition advocating any point of view, so long as the petition does not violate our terms of service.