Medicaid

Steve Helber / AP

 

 

After years of holding out, Virginia is on the verge of passing Medicaid expansion and providing health insurance to 400,000 low-income Virginians. Despite last minute political maneuvering by Republicans opposed to the measure, things look set for a vote Wednesday morning.

Mallory Noe-Payne / RADIOIQ

 

 

Lots of talk but no action on the floor of the Virginia Senate Tuesday.

Steve Helber / AP

 

 

Virginia’s slow moving budget process is only getting slower, as the Senate Finance Committee declined to vote on a budget proposal Tuesday.

Mallory Noe-Payne / RADIO IQ

As the June 30th deadline approaches, Virginia lawmakers are back in Richmond to finalize the state budget. A month ago, The House of Delegates passed a budget that includes Medicaid expansion. Now the Senate is taking its turn - although it’s unclear if their opposition to Medicaid expansion has waned.

Mallory Noe-Payne / RADIO IQ

 

 

Lawmakers won’t be tackling the issue of Medicaid expansion for another two weeks, when the state Senate is to reconvene and negotiate the budget. But activists are trying keeping up the pressure.

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