Virginia's legislature adjourned on March 11, 2018, without a budget. The House and Republican members of the Senate remain deeply divided on the issue of Medicaid expansion; the House budget included federal dollars to expand Medicaid to nearly 300,000 low income Virginians, and the Senate budget did not.
The Governor has called for a special session on April 11. At the special session, legislators will reconvene to adopt a budget (some procedural actions may occur prior to the special session). Legislators are back in their districts now, which provides a perfect opportunity to contact them about the importance of Medicaid expansion.
Please take a moment to:
- Thank members of the House of Delegates and Senate Democrats for their support of expansion; and,
- Ask Republican Senators to follow the House's bipartisan lead and support Medicaid expansion.
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Check out NPR's nice write up on the status of Medicaid expansion in Virginia for more background information.
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