McDonnell Opposes Federal Health Care Reform

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Gov. Bob McDonnell is criticizing the federal health care reform bill saying Virginia "cannot afford this expansion" especially in Medicaid costs.

McDonnell is encouraging efforts to strike the bill down, through the courts.

"Most disconcerting is the provision mandating that every American must purchase health insurance or face a monetary penalty," says McDonnell. "This is an unprecedented expansion of federal power."