Medicaid Expansion

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New numbers out Tuesday from the Census Bureau show that in a single year the number of Virginians without health insurance dropped by .9-percent, the largest drop of any state in the country.  

Remember those work requirements Republicans insisted on before passing Medicaid expansion?

They haven’t been implemented yet and the governor’s office is still negotiating with federal officials to strike a deal.

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Since Medicaid expansion began in January more than 300,000 Virginians have gotten health insurance. They’re visiting the doctor, getting prescriptions filled, and even accessing cancer treatment.

But that doesn’t mean everyone is able to get an appointment.

Mallory Noe-Payne / RADIOIQ

 

More than 300,000 Virginians have something today they didn’t have this time last year -- health insurance through Medicaid. Lawmakers lowered the requirements for the state-run health insurance program in January. 

NPR

Virginia does not currently have work requirements for people who receive health insurance through Medicaid expansion. But, that might change after a court challenge this fall.

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