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NO to Obamacare Medicaid Expansion!

Written on March 5, 2014 in News, Videos

 

Last fall, Governor Terry McAuliffe said the threat of a government shutdown shouldn’t be used as a bargaining chip in negotiations over the health care law. Now, he and the Democrats in the Virginia Senate are holding Virginia’s budget hostage to Obamacare, threatening to hold up funding for our teachers, schools, firefighters, police officers and local governments. This is wrong! Virginia should pass a clean budget with no strings attached. The debate for expanding Medicaid under Obamacare should be a separate issue.

I urge you to contact Governor McAuliffe, your Senator and your Delegate to ask them to stop holding the budget hostage to Medicaid expansion. If you don’t know who your Senator is you can find out here.

Medicaid Expansion PPP 2/24/14 from Bob Marshall on Vimeo.

The Medicaid expansion has been touted as a way to get “free” money to help underserved Virginians. We all know there is no such thing as a free lunch. Accepting whatever Federal taxpayer funds Virginia would receive would only be for a maximum of 3 years and then Virginia would be required to take up the slack to the tune of billions of dollars. The federal government is hemorrhaging money and even if I thought expansion of Medicaid were a good idea I do not believe adding to our national debt is in the best interest of any Virginian.

Medicaid is already the largest expenditure that Virginia has in its budget. If we were to take on the additional costs associated with this expansion taxes would have to be raised and reductions would have to be made to important programs like transportation, education and many others.

Some Democrats have insisted that if the Federal government were to stop paying their share of the funding for expansion that Virginia is always free to back out. Nothing could be further from the truth. There is no provision in the Obamacare law or in the regulations promulgated since then that would allow any state to back out of this contract.

In addition to all of this Medicaid is currently riddled with fraud. Last year Virginia Democrats agreed to defer any action with regard to Medicaid expansion until action was taken by the Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission and now they are going back on that pledge. States that have undertaken reforms have found millions of dollars in fraud. If we fix the broken system there will be additional funds to help those who actually need it without expansion or taking on this additional burden for Virginia taxpayers.

Please contact Governor McAuliffe, your Senator and Delegate to urge them not to support Medicaid expansion in the budget!


“There They Go Again”

Written on October 29, 2013 in News, Videos

My latest ad outlining the misrepresentations my opponent and Terry McAuliffe are putting out about my legislation! The legislation is HB1, the so-called Personhood Bill that State Sen. Charles Colgan (D., Manassas) and I pre-filed in the 2012 session of the Virginia General Assembly so parents could recover ?wrongful death? damages if their pre-born child was killed in an accident. The House of Delegates approved the bill, 66-32, but it died in the State Senate. Please share with your friends!


Delegate Marshall’s Floor Speech on NDAA Bill, post Senate Amendments

Written on March 6, 2012 in News, Videos


Del. Marshall comments on Desegregation of DC Catholic Schools prior to Brown v Board of Education

Written on February 23, 2012 in Videos


Delegate Bob Marshall gives a floor speech on Planned Parenthood’s use of Ultrasounds.

Written on February 23, 2012 in Videos


Delegate Bob Marshall’s Speech in Natural Bridge, Virginia

Written on December 13, 2011 in Videos


New Commercial-Transportation

Written on October 4, 2011 in Videos

Delegate Marshall’s new commercial is a great look at what can be accomplished to improve transportation in our region without raising taxes!


Delegate Bob Marshall’s remarks on HB2434 & HB2467

Written on May 25, 2011 in Videos


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Delegate Marshall interviewed on Terry Jeffrey Show, CNS News

Written on March 17, 2011 in Videos


Delegate Bob Marshall Discusses VA AG Opinion on Immigration Check with CNN’s Rick Sanchez

Written on August 19, 2010 in Videos



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