Some of the biggest health insurance companies in the country are poised to benefit from the debate over expanding Medicaid in Virginia, regardless of its outcome.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe is proposing a two-year pilot of an expanded Medicaid program, a suggestion he hopes will persuade Republicans to end an impasse over the state’s budget.
The Affordable Care Act may not be affordable to everyone.
For children, those younger than 19, dental care is a pediatric service that must be covered as an essential benefit.
A state report says a mistake with Maryland’s defective health care exchange could cost the state $30.5 million.
The Virginia House and Senate are split on whether to accept federal Medicaid funds to provide health insurance to as much as 400,000 low-income residents.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe has plenty of allies in his efforts to expand Medicaid eligibility in Virginia, including the state’s hospitals, insurance companies, several business organizations, liberal advocacy groups, and even some Republican state senators.
Budget experts for Congress say fewer uninsured people than expected will get covered this year through President Barack Obama’s health care law.
Families shopping for health insurance through the new federal marketplace are running into trouble getting everyone covered when children are eligible for Medicaid but their parents are not.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants lawmakers to give him the authority to expand Medicaid eligibility on his own if a state commission doesn’t act by the end of the 2014 legislative session.