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Department of Human Resource Management
Department of Human Resource Management
Commonwealth of Virginia Health Benefits Program [1 VAC 55 ‑ 20]
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
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12/8/09  10:59 am
Commenter: Melvin Adams, RENEWANATION

Please honor the will of the people!

I am disturbed by reported proposals being set forth (with support from Governor Kaine) to

begin 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:
  1. The proposal to expand health care benefits beyond marriage is a clear violation of the Constitution of Virginia.
  2. 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!

Thank you.