Cuccinelli: Welfare Is Not “Insurance”

By Staff Report | July 17, 2012 | Conservative HQ

Virginia’s principled conservative Attorney General Ken Cuccinilli made an interesting point in a recent edition of his campaign newsletter, “The Cuccinelli Compass.”

Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli

President Obama has touted Obamacare as providing health “insurance” to some 34 million uninsured Americans. In truth, 16 million of those uninsured would be covered by expanding Medicaid, which does not “insure” them, but rather adds them to the welfare rolls.

Cuccinelli went on to note that ObamaCare is heavily reliant on this Medicaid expansion to achieve its purposes, and, “Given that at least a half dozen Governors have already said their states won’t participate, it’s clear that this part of ObamaCare is not even going to achieve the goals of its proponents.”

Attorney General Cuccinelli went on to point out that, “As of November, 2010, Virginia had approximately 850,000 Virginians receiving Medicaid. That’s about 10% of all Virginians.”

Under the proposed expansion of Medicaid through Obamacare, Medicaid dependency in Virginia would be increased by as much as 40 percent by adding between 270,000 and 420,000 new recipients to the Commonwealth’s Medicaid rolls.

In dollars and cents, Cuccinelli notes that, “Medicaid has exploded within the Virginia budget — from about 5% to nearly 20% today.” The Obamacare expansion would beggar other state priorities, such as transportation, because after 2016 the state would be “spending several hundred million more dollars every single year” on paying for the Obamacare Medicaid expansion.

Virginia’s principled small government constitutional conservative Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli was the first in the nation to fight Obamacare and its odious mandate.

Now he is at the forefront of the fight to make sure that the financial impact of this disaster does not destroy Virginia’s already tight budget — or force a state tax increase.

As Cuccinelli pointed out, the Obama administration is using a lot of bait to try to coax the states into joining the vast expansion of welfare known as Obamacare. However, there is one state that won’t be taking the bait, and the job destroying taxes that will go with it, and that’s Virginia — at least if Ken Cuccinelli is Governor.

View the original article here.

Trackbacks

  1. […] Cuccinelli: Welfare Is Not “Insurance” (johnmalcolm.me) […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Of Dust & Kings

Empowering Faith. Transforming Culture.

Watts Up With That?

The world's most viewed site on global warming and climate change

Blasted Fools

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act - George Orwell

A TowDog

Conservative ramblings from a two-job workin' Navy Reservist Seabee (now Ret)

Oyia Brown

A WordPress site to share a smile; then an anthology showing how things really are.

Village of the Banned

A Voting American Site

The Grey Enigma

Help is not coming. Neither is permisson. - https://twitter.com/Grey_Enigma

The Daily Cheese.

news politics conspiracy world affairs

twitchy.com

Who Said What

A Design for Life

Scribblings of a twenty-something politically and socially-minded nomad

SOVEREIGN to SERF

Sovereign Serf Sayles

The Neosecularist

I Said That? Yeah, I Said That!

danmillerinpanama

Dan Miller's blog

TrueblueNZ

By Redbaiter- in the leftist's lexicon, the lowest of the low.

Secular Morality

Taking Pride in Humanity

WEB OF DEBT BLOG

ARTICLES IN THE NEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . COMMENTS, FEEDBACK, IDEAS

DumpDC

It's Secession Or Slavery. Choose One. There Is No Third Choice.

Video Rebel's Blog

Just another WordPress.com site

%d bloggers like this: