To help Texas combat the COVID-19 healthcare crisis and to improve health outcomes for older persons, AARP Texas has called on Governor Greg Abbott to bolster health coverage statewide by seeking a temporary expansion of Medicaid.
Thanks to Medicaid expansion, more Virginians ages 19 to 64 will have access to quality, low-cost health insurance in 2019. Eligibility is based on family size and income: An adult who has an income of less than $16,754 or a family of three with an income of less than $28,677 will qualify.
Proposition 3, on the ballot this November, is an expansion of the Medicaid program, which is jointly funded by the Utah state and federal government. If passed, an additional 150,000 Utahns will have access to affordable healthcare through Medicaid, and it will bring $800 million of federal tax dollars Utahns already pay back into our state to pay for the expansion. The expansion will add approximately 14,000 new jobs, and this new economic activity will add $1.7 billion to Utah's economy.
Up to 400,000 Virginians who are in the coverage gap will soon have access to affordable health care coverage. Coverage will extend to help people who previously earned too much to qualify for Medicaid but could not afford health insurance, childless, adults, and others. This expansion will also increase jobs in Virginia by about 12,000 positions. The bill will save Virginia approximately $370 million dollars in the next two years alone. The money saved can be put towards mental health services as well as teacher, law enforcement, and behavioral staff salary increases.
Please thank your senator TODAY for supporting the new 2018-2020 Virginia state budget that expands Medicaid and increases funding to Long-Term Care Ombudsmen. Click on their name below to be directed to their contact information.
Please thank your House of Delegates member TODAY for supporting the new 2018-2020 Virginia state budget that expands Medicaid and increases funding to Long-Term Care Ombudsmen. Click on their name below to be directed to their contact information.
RICHMOND – AARP Virginia State Director Jim Dau today praised members of the Virginia House of Delegates for passing a state budget that includes Medicaid expansion. The bipartisan effort increases access to health care for 400,000 Virginians, including 95,000 people over 50 who are not yet eligible for Medicare.
AARP New Hampshire’s Advocacy Director delivered this testimony yesterday on SB 313, which creates the New Hampshire Granite Advantage program.
Join hundreds of Virginians as they raise their voices help close the health care coverage gap in the Commonwealth. The Healthcare for All Virginians Coalition will hold a rally for Medicaid expansion Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at The Bell Tower on Capitol Square.
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