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Gov to lawmakers: Answers before action on ACA
San Francisco Chronicle

Gov. Bob McDonnell told state legislators Tuesday that Virginia policymakers need more answers from President Barack Obama’s administration about Medicaid before they respond to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the federal health care reform law.

In a letter to Virginia senators and delegates, McDonnell said there is no need for a special legislative session on the issue because too little is known about the state’s options under Medicaid, a program for the needy, elderly, blind, disabled and poor families with children that is funded jointly by federal and state governments.