“For the GOP, nothing succeeds like failure”.

Republicans still fighting hard to turn Obamacare into a short-lived failure suddenly have grown in compassion for the uninsured sick.

Virginians living in high-poverty, medically under-served rural areas should recognize crocodile tears when they see them, and ask: Where was the GOP’s concern for the uninsured before the Affordable Care Act? Where would it be were the party able to kill the ACA by a thousand budget cuts?

And where will it be if Virginia’s refusal to accept expanded Medicaid — part and parcel to the ACA’s plan for making coverage affordable to working (and working, and working), but still poor, adults — denies thousands access to insurance?

Having it would allow preventive care that actually could save health dollars. And, by the way, lives.

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