March 24th, 2010
05:03 PM ET
5 years ago

Update: Va. governor signs law pushing back on health law

(CNN) - Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Wednesday signed legislation to bar the federal government from forcing state residents to purchase health insurance.

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Filed under: Health care • Virginia
soundoff (41 Responses)
  1. Chris in Va.

    As usual the Repugs will do anything to keep Virginia in the Stone Age.....but I guess that's where Neanderthals are most comfortable.

    March 24, 2010 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  2. LacrosseMom

    What a waster of time and money! Yes, MONEY...... it will cost money, to fight this in the courts.

    Virginia is this what you want your governor using his time and your tax dollars for?

    March 24, 2010 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    Apparently, he's never heard of the Supremacy Clause. That's ok. As I recall, he was busy planning how to keep women barefoot, pregnant and compliant while he was in school instead of trying to join the rest of us living in 20th century reality.

    March 24, 2010 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  4. Obama 2012

    I would like to know how McDonnell justifies denying CHILDREN health insurance. The TYPICAL Republican – self absorbed!!

    March 24, 2010 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  5. annie against biased news

    Go Virginia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 24, 2010 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  6. ib

    It's nice to have a gov. in Va. that looks out for the people for a change. Great Job Sir.

    March 24, 2010 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  7. CBR

    I wonder why this article is so small. The Governor and legislature are playing with people's lives. Perhaps VA will do their own health plan and set up an insurance program for all Virginians.

    March 24, 2010 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  8. KLS

    Does the state of VA require homeowners to have home insurance?

    Does the state of VA require people who own cars to have car insurance? What about motorcycle riders and boat owners?

    Are the businesses in VA required by law to pay for workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance for each of their employees?

    March 24, 2010 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  9. Center left-out

    No more free rides for health care pay as we go. That's the American way.

    March 24, 2010 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  10. Michelle

    I'm sorry Virginia that your own public servant is stopping you from having health protection! If you get sick......just die fast!

    March 24, 2010 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  11. margo

    I am so embarrassed to say I am from Virginia. This political postering makes me sick. "Bob's for jobs" cut 600 million in education (loss of jobs) and pushing colleges to change federal EEOC laws.

    March 24, 2010 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  12. usualone

    Glad that I don't live in that state anymore. All those people who get treated in hospitals without insurance will keep those insured with higher payments. It is foolish on the VA politicians' parts (AG too).

    March 24, 2010 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  13. John D

    The left wing nut jobs that passed this legislation are going to pay at the polls.

    March 24, 2010 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  14. Don

    Why do it seems those who have are protesting so loudly against health care reform. The minority party have to think just before they go to bed at night (a quiet moment) that al this amount to keeping control
    of America's money and power.

    March 24, 2010 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  15. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Sign it McDonnell and don't lie, cry or deny you signed it when it back fires in your face.

    March 24, 2010 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  16. Henry Miller, Libertarian, Cary, NC

    Excellent!

    It's time the Feds got told they can't just ignore the Constitution.

    March 24, 2010 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
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