Opponents to Medicaid expansion just want certainty. That was the message delivered by multiple people Saturday afternoon at a press conference in Fishersville. While Gov. McAuliffe toured the Augusta Free Clinic nearby, delegates Steve Landes, Dickie Bell and Ben Cline, along with several local business owners and members of local Republican committees met at Eavers Tire Pros to explain why they oppose the program.
“The government does have a role to play in caring for those who can’t care for themselves,” Del. Bell said. “The problem is we have a system that’s broken. My biggest concern is about the overall healthcare program that we have in this country and the cost of it. The fact [is] we have a promise from the federal government [to cover the expansion cost], from a government that, by all indications is broke, that has $17 trillion in debt.”