Medicare and Medicaid

Steve Helber / AP

 

400,000 Virginians could get health insurance if the state makes it easier to enroll in Medicaid. Wednesday lawmakers meet in Richmond for one final day of the legislative session. They’ll have another shot at providing Medicaid to people who are poor or disabled but don’t now qualify. 

Virginia Governor Renews Push to Expand Medicaid

Mar 28, 2017
Mallory Noe-Payne / RADIOIQ

 

After Congress’ failure last week to pass an overhaul of healthcare, it looks like the Affordable Care Act will remain the law of the land. For Virginia, that means Governor Terry McAuliffe is taking the opportunity to revive his long-standing push to expand Medicaid coverage in the state.

Virginia Organizing

Word that the Affordable Care Act is under attack has its supporters in Virginia planning a series of protests around the state.  Robbie Harris reports that the one in Danville on December 21st was as much a ‘thank you’ march as it was a protest against repealing the health care law.

Report Gives Lawmakers Ideas for Reducing Medicaid Costs

Dec 12, 2016

A report by Virginia's Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission delivered to lawmakers Monday took a look at how the state can reduce the $4 billion it annually spends on Medicaid. 

Creative Commons

Virginia’s two U.S. senators are pushing legislation to help rural hospitals across the commonwealth get the same reimbursement rate for Medicare as their urban counterparts. 

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