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The move means it will be tough for McAuliffe to expand Medicaid, one of his legislative priorities during his election campaign and since he has taken office.
Now that Virginia legislators have passed a budget, Gov. Terry McAuliffe must decide whether to veto the measure and risk a government shutdown or accept it and risk not expanding Medicaid coverage to 400,000 Virginians.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe showed no signs of backing down from his position that the state should expand Medicaid during an appearance on WTOP's "Ask the Governor" show Wednesday.
A group of small business owners want Virginia House Republicans to drop their opposition to expanding publicly funded health care to low-income residents.
House Republicans say they remain resolute in their opposition to using federal Medicaid funds to provide health insurance to as many as 400,000 low-income Virginians.
Americans for Tax Reform is applauding House Speaker William J. Howell for his opposition to Medicaid expansion.
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