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Dem candidate is all for expanding Medicaid program that his wife's practice doesn't accept

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John Foust, a Democratic House candidate in Virginia, has made it a point to attack his Republican opponent, Barbara Comstock, for opposing the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

But it appears Foust's attacks may be more symbolic than principled: His wife's OB/GYN practice apparently doesn't accept Medicaid, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

From the report:

Dr. Marilyn C. Jerome practices obstetrics and gynecology at Foxhall OB/GYN Associates in Spring Valley, an upper northwest suburb of Washington, D.C. Jerome has practiced there since 1982. Foxhall is also where Attorney General Eric Holder’s wife Dr. Sharon D. Malone practices.

No physician or staff at Foxhall is listed as a Medicaid provider on the D.C. Department of Health Care Finance’s database. A phone call to the office confirmed that the practice does not accept Medicaid.

However, John Foust, a Fairfax County supervisor, has made Medicaid a signature issue of his campaign against Comstock.

So Foust believes that expanding Medicaid under the ACA would be great. But does he believe that his wife's practice should remain exempt?

Click here to read the full report.

CORRECTION: The debate is about the expansion of Medicaid, not Medicare, as an earlier version of the story and headline erroneously stated. The Washington Examiner regrets the error.

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