Medicare

Can you believe Peace will do what he says?

Del. Chris Peace brought unwanted attention to the issue of his credibility and integrity on himself after claiming for years he didn’t support Medicaid expansion only to turn around and vote for it.

His claims of compassion aside, Peace went on to compare Medicaid expansion to Social Security and Medicare. Too clever by half, since taxpayers have paid all of their working lives into the latter two programs, while most of the between 300,000 and 400,000 now eligible for Medicaid benefits have paid little to nothing relative to the costs and benefits they will receive. Medicaid is already swallowing some 25 percent of Virginia’s entire budget.

Here, however, is the deciding...

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