Why is Governor McDonnell lying to Virginia?

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    Does he want to be Romney's running mate THAT bad?

    PolitiFact Virginia | Bob McDonnell says Supreme Court ruling on health care left Medicaid mandate intact
     
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    And THIS is the guy the GOP has running their Governor's Conference???
     
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    "The law also calls for expanding Medicaid by covering adults and families with incomes up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level, starting in 2014."

    From your unread, attached article.
     
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    Does that equal $2.2B as stated by McDonnell? No.
     
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    Well, lets see yes states can Opt out, but the extra Federal money for it will simply be spread among the other states.

    So it's not entirely done now is it.
     
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    Nobody can know how much it will end up costing fool.

    You are just a dishonest to imply it wont be 2.2 Billion as he is for being sure it will.
     
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    Not necessarily. The ruling puts governors--particularly hardline GOP governors--in a tough spot, since the impetus has now been put on them to decide whether or not to expand coverage. It's no longer an "unfunded mandate" from Obama, it's a state option that's been put on the shoulders of the governor (and legislature): expand coverage and let the federal government pick up 90%+ of the tab, or resist a major coverage expansion? Either way, it's McDonnell's responsibility now.

    And frankly, it's not clear how the political winds will blow:

    Medicaid is not a block grant program, there isn't some fixed amount set aside for it that gets distributed across participating states. The feds providing matching funds (usually more than $1 for every $1 paid by the state) for every Medicaid dollar spent by the state. No other state gets more or less federal Medicaid dollars as a result of any particular state's decision to expand, not expand, withdraw entirely, whatever.
     
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    You actually took time out of your day to post this? Did you even read the article you linked to?

    :lol:

    OMG....
     

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