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.
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.
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.
RICHMOND_ As AARP works to support Medicaid expansion in Virginia, a recent report by the Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows that more than 32,000 currently uninsured Virginia veterans will receive health coverage if Medicaid expansion is implemented.
EXPANSION WOULD PROVIDE COVERAGE TO 62,000 VIRGINIANS AGE 50-64 AND MORE THAN 33,000 MILITARY VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES
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