FREDERICKSBURG – Business groups that fought Obamacare and reflexively oppose government growth are spinning a new line: Expand Medicaid.
Allied with the White House, chambers of commerce across the commonwealth support adding 300,000 Virginians to the government’s health care program for the poor.
The philosophical flip-flop is driven by the lure of federal dollars. President Obama’s plan would pay states to enroll residents earning up to 133 percent of the poverty level – or $30,657 for a family of four. The current cutoff ranges from 25 percent to 100 percent of poverty.
Medicaid expansion seems like a sweet deal for the commonwealth, at least in the short term.
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