Part 1: Accessing Care
Hundreds of thousands of Virginians now have something they didn’t have this time last year– health insurance through Medicaid.
Lawmakers lowered the requirements for the state-run health insurance program in January.
But just because someone has health insurance, doesn’t mean they’re accessing healthcare.
This week we take a look at Medicaid expansion – nine months in. Mallory Noe-Payne begins in Norfolk.
Part 2: Finding a Doctor
Since Medicaid expansion passed, more than 300,000 Virginians have gotten health insurance. They’re visiting the doctor, getting prescriptions filled, and even accessing cancer treatment.
But earlier this summer Mallory Noe-Payne visited rural Eastern Virginia, where not everyone is able to get an appointment.