Governor McDonnell has sent a letter to state lawmakers, saying he is considering whether Virginia should opt out of the federal health law’s Medicaid expansion. Under the president’s health care law, states are required to set up exchanges for residents to purchase health insurance, but according to the “Washington Post” the Virginia General Assembly did not do so this year in hopes that the Supreme Court would find the federal law unconstitutional.
Before Virginia responds to the June U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the federal health reform law, Gov. Bob McDonnell says policymakers need more answers from President Barack Obama’s administration about Medicaid. In a letter Tuesday to Virginia senators and delegates, McDonnell said there is no need for a special legislative session on the issue.