In 2010, Virginia resoundingly rejected ObamaCare with the passage of the Virginia Health Care Freedom Act.
And the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision prevents the federal government from forcing states to implement ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion by withholding all Medicaid funding from any State that refused to do so.
Further, if a State simply refuses to accept federal mandates (and the associated “bribe” money) to implement ObamaCare health exchanges, then the entire law falls flat on its face.
That’s good news, right?
You’d think this would be a no-brainer for a Virginia “conservative” like Governor Bob McDonnell.
Our Republican elected officials have been very vocal in their opposition to ObamaCare and even passed a law opposing it.
And they have routinely claimed to be fiscally conservative, too. So it should be a done deal that ObamaCare will not be implemented in Virginia.
Then what is the problem?
Well, it appears that Governor Bob McDonnell is planning to spring ObamaCare health exchanges on Virginians anyway.
So while constitutional conservatives were focused on Tuesday’s election results, Governor McDonnell was launching a plan to implement ObamaCare exchanges in Virginia.
McDonnell believes that shoving ObamaCare down our throats is the only option in light of Obama’s reelection that provides no chance of repeal.
At a post-election news briefing, McDonnell said “At this point the only logical decision for us is to use the federal option.”
This is stunning news considering he and House Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) responded to the grassroots and blocked legislative attempts to create a state-based exchange, knowing full well that it would pave the way for ObamaCare.
McDonnell said there is no other option but to default to a federal exchange. He attempts to soften the blow by stating that it is “with the understanding that the state could change course later”.
Governor McDonnell must think we are easily fooled!
Not only is Governor McDonnell reversing the position he and the General Assembly took in 2010, but once Virginia implements the federal exchange, there will be no changing course later.
Federal law dictates that federal exchanges under ObamaCare be operated by rules and regulations promulgated by the federal Secretary of Health and Human Services.
And Virginians will foot the bill!
So, what can you do?
Remind the Governor that he works for you and not the health care lobby or the federal government!
Make it clear that you will be watching his actions and that you will hold him accountable should he implement his ObamaCare health exchange scheme.
Virginia Campaign for Liberty led the fight for the passage of the Virginia Health Care Freedom Act in 2010 to stop ObamaCare at our borders. We have come too far to give up now.
We must insist that McDonnell stand by the Virginia Health Care Freedom Act that he signed into law, and refuse the implementation of ObamaCare in Virginia immediately!
It is his responsibility as Governor under the 10th Amendment to stand up to the over-reaching power of the federal government and protect the citizens of Virginia.
Tell Governor Bob McDonnell we expect nothing less!
Yours in liberty,
Virginia Campaign for Liberty
P.S. Contact Governor McDonnell today and demand that he refuse all federal “bribe” money and mandates to implement ObamaCare health exchanges in Virginia.
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