Virginia Democrat Kathleen Murphy running for State Delegate against Barbara Comstock wants to force doctors to take Medicaid/Medicare patients. Fact is, doctors are dropping these patients because the government refunds not only don't cover their costs, but getting reimbursement is often an exercise in frustration. Doctors have to pay their bills without being able to borrow from China and just raise their debt ceiling. Democrats don't seem to have the least notion about economic reality! And anyone who disagrees with them is a greedy, racist, homophobic, radical!
The fact is there is a serious shortage of primary care doctors which is about to get worse under Obamacare. So is the answer to drive even more doctors to retire and convince young people considering medical school that its not worth the time and money invested which they'll never be able to recoup? Driving the best and brightest out of medicine is no way to improve health care.
And then there's Terry McAuliffe. He's promised to bring the same bullying Obama-implemented shutdown to Virginia. Working toward consensus isn't his style. “I will not sign a budget in Virginia unless it includes the Medicaid expansion” is what he told AARP.
He's a big proponent of Obamacare and also promises expansion of a raft of programs from college tuition credits to state programs for K-12. If you want to bankrupt Virginia, Terry's your man.
Vote on Tuesday for Ken Cuccinelli, E.W. Jackson, and Mark Obenshain. Send McAuliffe back to his Democrat fundraising job where he can exercise his limited talents: boozing and schmoozing.