Statement of Chairman Corey Stewart on Obamacare RulingJuly 11, 2012
Woodbridge, VA –On the heels of the Supreme Court ruling earlier today, Prince William County Chairman Corey Stewart released the following statement:
“The silver lining in the Supreme Court’s decision is the fact that states do not have to participate in the expansion of Medicaid and can do so without fear of losing federal funding for existing Medicaid recipients. A significant growth in Medicaid will have a crippling effect on the Commonwealth’s budget and will also cause a great burden to the counties and cities that administer the Medicaid program. Health care costs are currently consuming a majority of new state revenue, and further increases would take much needed dollars away from our state budget.
I urge our conservative leaders in Richmond to assure Virginians that that Obamacare is not going to overtake our state budget.”
Corey Stewart is the Chairman At-Large of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, having been elected to his first term in 2006, and a Republican Candidate for Lieutenant Governor. Prince William County is located in Northern Virginia and is the Commonwealth’s 2nd largest county with a population of approximately 425,000 residents. Chairman Stewart has media availability throughout the day.