Tell your Va. state lawmakers: Expand Medicaid Now
“This unnecessary delay is made more insulting to Virginians by the reality that the House of Delegates passed a budget that expands health care weeks ago, and a majority of Senators have indicated they would vote for a similar measure if the Senate would simply put one on the floor. Virginians have waited long enough. It’s time to pass a budget that expands Medicaid and invests in the future of our economy.”-- Gov. Ralph Northam
The House included Medicaid expansion in their budget proposal -- weeks ago -- along with its savings and additional investment in areas such as K-12 education.
But once again, the Senate has delayed the budget process, creating another barrier to accessing health care for hundreds of thousands of people in Virginia. And the Senate's inaction is hindering localities from putting together their budgets. Students, teachers, parents, local and state law enforcement are in limbo, not knowing whether or not additional investments proposed in the House budget will become a reality.