Virginia Governor Attempts to Expand Medicaid Under Affordable Care Act

Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe proposed a Medicaid expansion on Tuesday. He predicts that the expansion would bring health care to 400,000 low income Virginians, provide 3.9 billion to the state’s economy and add 30,000 new jobs. Using 2 billion a year in federal funds, the Senate would help Virginians buy private insurance. Before his election, McAuliffe vowed to reject a budget plan without a Medicaid expansion. He needs allies in the Republican House for the expansion to pass.

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