Virginia General Assembly Bans Mandated Health Insurance

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

This is both unconstitutional and embarrassing, not to mention dumber than a door knob.
Virginia's General Assembly is the first in the nation to approve legislation that bucks any attempt by President Barack Obama and Congress to implement the national health care overhaul in states like Virginia.

Without debate, the House of Delegates voted 80-17 Wednesday to accept Senate amendments to a bill that supporters say preserves Virginia's prerogatives as a state.
Heckuva job, guys!

UPDATE: I'm informed that this vote was only on the Governor's amendment, not on the underlying bill (got that?). Apparently, the main bill has already been passed by both houses and will be enacted, so supporting the Governor's amendment was the only chance for Democrats to make a problematic bill a little better.