Ed Gillespie has previously called for the full repeal of the Affordable Care Act, but today he’s hiding his position on this disastrous bill. The Senate bill would strip away Medicaid funding that Virginia relies on to fight the growing Opioid epidemic in Virginia. Not only that, but Virginia voters reject the plan 2 to 1 according to recent polling, concerned that increased health care costs and deep cuts to Medicaid would leave them with nowhere to turn.
Opioid Facts in Virginia:
At least 40,000 Virginians with substance abuse issues rely on Medicaid. [VCU School Of Medicine, January 2016]
At least 2 Virginians die per day from prescription opioid and heroin overdoses. [VCU School Of Medicine, January 2016]
More than 800 died from opioid overdoses in 2015. [Kaiser Family […]Read more after the jump.