Senate Health Plan Could Cost $1.4 Billion for Virginia’s Medicaid Program

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Virginia’s Department of Medical Assistance Services runs Medicaid.

A vote on the Senate healthcare bill has been delayed, and part of the opposition to the measure is how it affects Medicaid spending. In Virginia, more than a million people are enrolled in Medicaid — about half are children. If the Senate healthcare bill were to become law, Medicaid would take a serious hit: a billion and a half dollars over the next seven years.  That’s according to a recent analysis by the state agency that runs the program. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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