Medicaid

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Republicans Announce Special Session on Medicaid

Virginia Republican legislative leaders are scheduling a special session in September to debate whether to expand Medicaid eligibility, something GOP lawmakers have already made clear they oppose.

07/09/2014

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McAuliffe Vows to Expand Medicaid On His Own

Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe vowed Friday to bypass the General Assembly and expand Medicaid eligibility for about 400,000 low-income residents on his own, a move Republican lawmakers immediately promised to fight.

06/20/2014

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Senator Offers Compromise on Medicaid Impasse

A proposed small procedural change to a legislative commission may be the starting point of a compromise that ends a months-long impasse over the Virginia state budget.

05/29/2014

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States Confronting New Concerns Medicaid Costs Will Rise Due To Obamacare

From California to Rhode Island, states are confronting new concerns that their Medicaid costs will rise as a result of the federal health care law.

05/26/2014

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Poll: Majority Oppose Va. Medicaid Expansion

A new poll shows that the majority of Virginians oppose a plan favored by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to use federal Medicaid funds to provide health insurance to low-income residents.

04/24/2014

Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Va. Gov. McAuliffe Touts First 100 Days In Office

Gov. Terry McAuliffe celebrated his first 100 days in office Monday by highlighting his work to improve the state’s economy and by renewing his call to expand Medicaid eligibility to low-income residents.

04/21/2014

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Medicaid Expansion Debate Good for Va. Insurers

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.

04/13/2014

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe. (Photo credit:  Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

McAuliffe Proposes 2-Year Pilot Medicaid Expansion

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.

03/24/2014

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Health Insurance Out Of Reach For Some

The Affordable Care Act may not be affordable to everyone.

03/23/2014

Can I Pay For A Dentist With My Health Insurance?

For children, those younger than 19, dental care is a pediatric service that must be covered as an essential benefit.

03/20/2014

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