Editor: In a flier I received recently, Randy Minchew (VA 10th district) claims he is for ‘responsible and ethical government’ and bringing ‘more jobs’ and ‘economic growth’ to the region, but the legislative record states the opposite.
Minchew (and also relevant to this area, delegates Greason and La Rock) have repeatedly voted to block Medicaid expansion in Virginia; this has cost the state more than 1 billion dollars of federal support per year, and these policies have kept more than 400,000 Virginians off health insurance. To add insult to injury, the uninsured visit emergency rooms in disproportionate numbers and taxpayers foot the bill for that too. In other words, Minchew, Greason, and LaRock are wasting our tax dollars to wage what is essentially a war on affordable health care. These actions are clearly against the interests of most Virginians.
It’s time for a change in the House of Delegates, and I support Wendy Gooditis who promotes affordable health care and will bring our tax dollars back to Virginia.
Sarah Moorehead, Leesburg