Posts Tagged Medicaid Expansion
JLARC: Virginia Spent Less Than Expected on Medicaid This Year
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on December 16, 2019
More Virginians received health insurance through Medicaid this year while the state actually spent less than expected on the program. As lawmakers learned Monday that’s because of Medicaid expansion. Mallory Noe-Payne has details.
Medicaid Enrollment Numbers Offer Hope for Maternal Mortality Rate
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on August 8, 2019
The crisis of maternal mortality among African-American women in Virginia continues to raise alarm bells among state officials, although a new report has some good news on the subject. Michael Pope reports.
Virginia’s Medicaid Work Requirements Are Still Up in the Air
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on June 14, 2019
Virginia is still waiting on the federal government to make a determination on work requirements for Medicaid expansion. And, new research shows they might be counterproductive. Michael Pope reports.
Will Virginia’s Medicaid Work Requirements Ever Happen?
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on December 20, 2018
182,000 people are about to get health insurance now that Virginia is finally expanding Medicaid. And, they will not have to meet the work requirement to get those benefits. At least not yet. Michael Pope reports.
Even With Medicaid Expansion, There’s Still Debate Over Work Requirements
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on November 23, 2018
Democrats have been trying to expand Medicaid for years, and they were unsuccessful until this year when they cut a deal with Republicans to institute work requirements. Now, as Michael Pope reports, those work requirements are creating a new set of difficulties.
Medicaid Expansion Gets Federal Approval
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 18, 2018
Virginia officials announced Thursday that Medicaid Expansion is a go, and newly eligible populations will be able to sign up during this year’s open enrollment. That comes after federal officials gave the state approval last week. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
New Poll Shows More Support Than Ever for Medicaid Expansion
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on September 20, 2018
Democrats have been pushing to expand Medicaid for years, although they weren’t able to gain any traction until they came within a few votes of seizing the House of Delegates. Now, as Michael Pope reports, the popularity of Medicaid expansion is soaring.
Outreach Effort for Expanded Health Insurance Ramps Up
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on July 26, 2018
Beginning next year, hundreds of thousands of Virginians who can’t afford health insurance will have a new option: Medicaid. That’s because state lawmakers expanded the program this year. One of the top concerns for the state agency that runs Medicaid is outreach. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Will New Medicaid Patients Be Able To Find Doctors?
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on July 12, 2018
Hundreds of thousands of people in Virginia are about to gain access to health insurance through Medicaid. But will they be able to find doctors? Michael Pope has details.
Medicaid Expansion in Virginia Could Cut Down on Maternal Mortality Rates
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on July 9, 2018
When black women give birth in Virginia, they are far more likely to die as a result of the pregnancy than white women. Now, as Michael Pope reports, those numbers might be about to change.
Now That Medicaid Expansion Has Passed, What’s Next?
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on June 8, 2018
Democrats are still celebrating their huge victory in expanding Medicaid, a goal they’ve sought for years and only accomplished after last year’s wave election. What comes next? Michael Pope reports.
Senate Committee Puts off Budget Vote
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on May 18, 2018
Virginia’s slow moving budget process is only getting slower, as the Senate Finance Committee declined to vote on a budget proposal Tuesday. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Activists Keep Up Pressure for Medicaid Expansion
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on May 1, 2018
Lawmakers won’t be tackling the issue of Medicaid expansion for another two weeks, when the state Senate is to reconvene and negotiate the budget. But activists are trying keeping up the pressure. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
An Answer on Medicaid Could Still be Weeks Away
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on April 11, 2018
The gallery of Virginia’s State Senate was filled with supporters of Medicaid expansion Wednesday as lawmaker gaveled in for a special session.
State legislators will be working on the budget, as well as deciding whether to expand health insurance to the poor. The final decision on could still be weeks away, but advocates still made an effort to have their voices heard.
Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
How Has Medicaid Expansion Impacted Other States?
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on April 9, 2018
As Virginia considers expanding Medicaid this week, many people are looking to the experience of other states. Have any of the 33 states that expanded health insurance for the poor and the disabled come to regret the decision? Michael Pope looks for answers.
The Medicaid Expansion Debate May Come Down to Rural Hospitals, Which Could Need it to Survive
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on April 4, 2018
Rural Virginia hospitals may end up playing a significant role in the ongoing debate over Medicaid expansion. Michael Pope has the story.
As End of Session Nears, Senate GOP Holds Out Against Medicaid Expansion
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on March 1, 2018
With just a few days left before the end of the legislative session, it’s still unclear if Medicaid expansion will pass. For the first time in years, Republicans in the House of Delegates are supporting the measure. But Senate Republicans are still opposed. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Teacher Compensation is Also on the Mind of Virginia Lawmakers
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on February 27, 2018
West Virginia is not the only place where teacher raises are being debated. Michael Pope reports lawmakers in Richmond are divided about whether or not they can afford to pay teachers more.
Medicaid Expansion Is Still on The Table, But There’s Opposition From Both Sides of the Aisle
Lawmakers may be on the verge of expanding health insurance to poor people. But they’re hearing opposition from the right and the left, according to Michael Pope at the Capitol.
College Students, Teachers Could Get Caught in Medicaid Debate Crosshairs
Lawmakers in Richmond are trying to balance the books, but the numbers aren’t adding up. At least not yet. Michael Pope has more from the Capitol.
What a Limited Medicaid Expansion in Virginia Could Look Like
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on February 12, 2018
Virginia’s Governor is calling for a full expansion of Medicaid, the state run health insurance program for the poor. But many Republicans in the statehouse don’t like the idea of able bodied adults, no matter how poor, getting government-funded healthcare.
So they’re eyeing something else: a more narrow expansion of the program. Mallory Noe-Payne has more.
As Lawmakers Discuss Medicaid Expansion, Reforms Also on the Table
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on February 1, 2018
Republicans in Richmond have opened the door to negotiations on Medicaid expansion, and they say they want recipients to work. But work requirements aren’t the only reforms that could be part of an expansion deal. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Medicaid Expansion is On the Table, But Work Requirement Could Be Sticking Point
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on January 30, 2018
In Virginia, Republican leaders are now saying they won’t talk Medicaid expansion unless Democrats support work requirements for the program. A bill to do just that made its way through a key committee this morning. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
As Medicaid Legislation Goes Down in Senate, Northam Recommits to Expanding Coverage
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on January 26, 2018
A key committee in Virginia’s Senate took up debate of Medicaid expansion Thursday. Even though the bills failed, Governor Ralph Northam says it’s just the beginning of the process. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Rural Hospital Gets Caught in Medicaid Fight
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on January 23, 2018
A shuttered hospital in rural Patrick County may have a better shot at reopening, thanks to a bill that passed Virginia’s Senate Tuesday. That’s after the same measure failed last week, getting caught up in the political battle over Medicaid expansion. Mallory Noe-Payne has the story.
Why Medicaid Expansion Could Hinge On A Drawing By Lot
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on January 3, 2018
Four years ago, Terry McAuliffe was elected on, partly, a platform of expanding Medicaid. So far, he has been unable to deliver on that promise. But Democrats are hoping his last budget will plant the seeds for that to happen after he’s no longer in office. Michael Pope reports.
Medicaid Expansion in Virginia Fails Once Again
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on April 5, 2017
Lawmakers are back in Richmond this week for a one-day session to consider several vetoes and amendments from Governor Terry McAuliffe. On the agenda was one final showdown on whether to expand Medicaid. Republicans held firm, and voted no. Michael Pope is at the Capitol with the latest.