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Federal Medicaid money comes with strings

Date published: 4/3/2014

Federal Medicaid money comes with strings

In the words of a famous man, "Here we go again."

The Republican-controlled House of Delegates has passed a bipartisan budget, and the Democratic Senate refuses to consider it.

This is because Gov. McAuliffe has held up budget approval in order to expand the already-bloated ACA. Virginia does not have the funds to expand Medicaid services under this act. If the commonwealth passes this bill, Medicare services for all will suffer and may be cut off for some.

The money the federal government offers will have plenty of strings attached, you can be sure.

Peggy L. Grella