McDonnell, Under Fire From GOP Right, Sends Sebelius Stern Letter on Virginia Medicaid Expansion

RICHMOND, Va. — Under fire from the conservatives in his own Republican Party, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell sent the Obama administration a letter Tuesday ruling out Medicaid expansion in the 10 months left in McDonnell’s four-year term.

In the seven-paragraph letter, McDonnell bluntly states to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that the expansion of the federal-state health program for the poor, elderly and disabled is his prerogative, not that of a commission. He also lectures her on shortcomings he sees in the President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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Source: The Washington Post