Politifact Virginia: VA Dems Medicaid tweet 'mostly true'

Politifact Virginia: VA Dems Medicaid tweet 'mostly true'

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - In this week's Politifact Virginia report the Democratic Party of Virginia took to twitter to attack Republicans who don't support Medicaid expansion.

Here's what they wrote: "Today alone, Virginia House GOP wasted five million dollars of our tax money by refusing to close the gap."

Is it really five million dollars a day going to waste? Politifact Virginia rates that statement is mostly true.

Sean Gorman says the five million figure is close, but not quite that much.

"Depending on the time frame that you can look at, the daily average amount of federal dollars either 3.5 million dollars a day or 4.5 million dollars a day," said Gorman.

You can read more on politifactvirginia.com.

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