Medicaid Expansion: 2 Sides

NFIB Nicole Riley  Speaker Bill Howell

NFIB’s Nicole Riley & Speaker Bill Howell

The Commonwealth’s business leaders held dueling news conferences today [Monday] to express opposing views on enrolling hundreds of thousands of additional low-income residents in Medicaid.  The Virginia Chamber of Commerce stressed that it’s against a traditional expansion of Medicaid—but it likes the state Senate’s plan for using private insurance through a new Marketplace Virginia.  But as Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan reports, the National Federation of Independent Business believes that Medicaid growth will become fiscally unsustainable.

 

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