Virginia-flagThe General Assembly special session began Thursday with Democrats repeatedly asking Republicans to present some sort of plan to provide health insurance to about 400-thousand lower income Virginians, and Republicans saying the Affordable Care Act has failed in so many ways that Virginia would be foolish to opt into it. As WLNI’s Evan Jones reports, Bedford Delegate Kathy Byron presented one of the day’s most impassioned speeches.

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Here is Byron’s entire floor speech:

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