Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) marked the third anniversary of health care reform's passage in the House of Representatives Thursday by warning that the law will soon begin to kill American citizens.PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)
Republican Gov. Rick Scott's announcement last week that he supports the Medicaid expansion in Florida may not be enough to seal the deal. That's because it still needs budget approval from the overwhelmingly Republican legislature, which has majorities of 28-12 in the Senate and 74-46 in the House, and is wary of going along with one of the key provisions of "Obamacare."
Florida's House Speaker Will Weatherford (R) told National Review he's "personally skeptical that this inflexible law will improve the quality of health care in our state and [e]nsure our long-term financial stability." He said the legislature, not the governor, will have the final word.
Democrats are taking the threat seriously.PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)
If you're wondering whether any conservative governors will seek cover under John Kasich's decision to embrace the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion, check out what's happening in the Virginia legislature.
Virginia Democrats, who control half the seats in the state's Senate, are threatening to derail Gov. Bob McDonnell's key legislative priorities unless the new state budget expands Medicaid unconditionally.PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)