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The disabled laid their bodies down today. They laid them down in front of Mitch McConnell’s office in protest of the healthcare bill he drafted. The one that decimates┬áMedicaid as we know it and ends protections for sick people. The bill that is an assault on the poor, the sick, the disabled. They organized. And they came as they were–bloodied, but unbowed. They came– with their wheelchairs, their bi-paps, their canes, their braces, their oxygen– to plead for their access to healthcare. Not only for theirs, but for…

The Medicaid Expansion was blocked in Virginia. Last week, the Virginia state legislature voted against┬áthe Medicaid expansion that would have covered 400,000 low income Virginians. Governor Terry McAuliffe proposed the legislation that would have expanded Medicaid in the state allowing people who make up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level, or $16,640 for an individual, to be covered. This is the 5th time since 2013 the legislature has rejected the expansion. Five times the Republican controlled body has decided that providing health insurance to some of…