RICHMOND – AARP Virginia State Director Jim Dau today lauded lawmakers for bipartisan efforts to increase access to health care for 400,000 Virginians, including 95,000 people over 50 who are not yet eligible for Medicare.
Legislators, policy experts, and health care representatives will take questions from the public on the proposal to expand Virginia’s Medicaid program at a series of public forums across the Commonwealth. The community forums — sponsored by AARP Virginia, the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, and the HAV (Healthcare for All Virginians coalition) — will be held in the Richmond area, Virginia Beach, Fredericksburg and Lynchburg over the next two weeks.
Thousands of Virginians don't have health insurance because their employers don't offer it or they can't afford it. If Virginia lawmakers were to take advantage of enhanced federal funding, the state could provide Medicaid coverage for up to 400,000 additional individuals.
AARP TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY: INCREASE ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE, IMPROVE LONG-TERM CARE, AND HELP WORKERS SAVE FOR RETIREMENT
RICHMOND _ AARP volunteers head to the Virginia General Assembly on Wednesday to ask legislators to improve programs that help Virginians who need health care coverage and those in long-term care facilities, as well as to create a program to help workers save for retirement.
RICHMOND _ Virginia ranks 22nd out of 50 states and the District of Columbia overall when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents and people with disabilities, but AARP warns more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to meet changing demographic demands.
The American Health Care Act would make health care unaffordable and inaccessible for millions of Americans. The impacts of the bill on Virginians are listed below.
RICHMOND_ AARP Virginia Advocacy Director David DeBiasi held a press briefing today with Michael Cassidy, President and CEO of The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis, to clarify facts about the Affordable Care Act’s changes to Medicare.
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