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The Republican members of the Virginia legislature are blocking the expansion of Medicaid that would help 400,000 poor and needy Virginians get health care coverage.
It just doesn't make sense, since the federal government will pay 100 percent of the costs through 2016 and no less than 90 percent of the costs thereafter.
Expanding Medicaid in Virginia would be
The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association says that if Medicaid is expanded in Virginia, our local hospitals' financial position would turn from red to black, and without expanding Medicaid in Virginia,
The Free Lance-Star reported on Jan. 18 that in 2015 Mary Washington Healthcare
For 2016, the figure is larger--a $14 million loss without Medicaid, a $12 million net gain with it.
Please call your Virginia senators and delegates and tell them that expanding Medicaid is the economically right thing