Same Party / Different View

Mar 20, 2014

You may have heard that funding to keep Virginia government running later this year is currently caught in the middle of a bitter debate.

The disagreement is over Medicaid and healthcare coverage for the poor. So far that disagreement has prevented passage of a new state budget.

Two Republican lawmakers, who are on different sides of this issue, have agreed to share their perspectives.

Richard “Dickie” Bell - Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 20th District, which includes the cities of Staunton and Waynesboro; the county of Highland; plus portions of Augusta and Nelson.

Emmett Hanger, Jr.  - Republican member of the Virginia Senate representing the 24th District; which includes the cities of Staunton and Waynesboro, the counties of Augusta, Green, and Madison, as well as portions of Culpepper and Rockingham.  Chairman of the Virginia Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission.