Connection Medicaid LTE 2014 03 21

Saying ‘No’ With No Alternative

To the Editor:

Thank you for your considerate opinion that a vote against Medicaid expansion is a vote against Virginia. This opinion unfortunately gets little attention in the debate.

Those opposed to health care for the working poor in Virginia also opposed an increase in the minimum wage, which has not been increased at the Federal level since 2009.

And there is no logic to their reasoning why they oppose an expansion in health care coverage for as many as 400,000 Virginians. Nor do they offer an acceptable alternative.

Bruce Neilson
Fairfax