Glenn Youngkin’s opposition to Medicaid expansion and the Affordable Care Act means health care is on the ballot in Virginia
Richmond, VA — In Virginia, this week marks the three year anniversary of Medicaid expansion, a historic step in the fight to protect and expand health care for all Virginians. As a direct result of Democratic leadership — and despite years of steadfast GOP opposition — Medicaid was expanded and over 550,000 Virginians gained health care coverage.
This anniversary is a testament to the transformative change Democrats have made — and with Glenn Youngkin on the ballot, it is a reminder of what is at stake in this election. Youngkin opposes Medicaid expansion — which he believes is “a sad thing” — and has attacked the Affordable Care Act. As he runs on his complete allegiance to Donald Trump, Youngkin has made clear that he would be a continuation of constant Republican efforts to gut Virginians’ health care.
“Glenn Youngkin’s allegiance to Donald Trump’s far-right agenda is a threat to Virginians’ health care,” said Manuel Bonder, DPVA spokesman. “Virginia’s next governor must be someone committed to protecting and expanding access to health care — not someone who threatens it. Youngkin’s opposition to Medicaid expansion and his threats to gut Virginians’ health care is a critical testament to the fact that he is far too extreme for Virginia.”