Friday, April 25, 2014

New Poll: McAuliffe's Medicaid "Mandate" is Imaginary

The new numbers show that support for Governor McAuliffe's hostage-style budget stand off over Medicaid is flying like a rock. Among Virginia's Independents there has been a complete reversal of opinion since February (from 55 support/39 oppose to 35 support/55 oppose according to CNU).

This spring has given folks time to think about the millions and millions of dollars that Obamacare Expansion will end up costing them, and time to decide that they don't want it. Read the article here, from the Richmond Times-Dispatch's Jim Nolan.

VA GOP Caucus

Monday, April 14, 2014

Sen's Lucas and Howell, We are With You

The face of care and compassion
If I said Sean Connaughton's re-entry into Virginia politics was divisive, well, I would be wrong. Seemingly we can all look at one another in agreed shock. The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association (VHHA) last week made a questionable choice on their new executive director position.

It is not often that this blog comes to stand with Senate Dems, but Senators Howell and Lucas both contributed to this Washington Post article by Laura Vozzella with their (well founded) doubts about Mr. Connaughton's supposed role at the VHHA.

Rather than defer to a doctor, hospital administrator, or public figure dedicated to healthcare, they chose a divisive former port director and transportation administrator?

"But," said (figuratively) everyone, "But, really? Him?"