|Action||This action will amend section 1VAC 55 320(E) to include adults, other than spouses and incapacitated adult children, as participants in the Health Benefits Plan for State Employees|
|Comment Period||Ends 12/23/2009|
Please honor the will of the people!
I am disturbed by reported proposals being set forth (with support from Governor Kaine) tobegin the process of expanding health care benefits for state employees to include not only same-sex partners but anyone living in a house with a state worker. I am disturbed because:
- The proposal to expand health care benefits beyond marriage is a clear violation of the Constitution of Virginia.
- Such an expansion of benefits, despite claims by proponents, has to increase the cost of health insurance for the state and consequently, the taxpayer.
I urge you in the strongest terms to honor the will of Virginians who have already voted on this issue 3 years ago and resist efforts from lobby groups like Equality Virginia and those who would be their champions, in any administration, to over-ride the will of the people!