Virginia Votes to Expand Medicaid
May 30, 2018
After a five-year battle in the Virginia legislature – the House of Delegates and Senate passed a state budget that includes Medicaid expansion – providing health coverage for nearly 400,000 Virginians. Governor Ralph Northam, a pediatric neurologist, is expected to sign the budget bill soon, making Virginia the 33rd state to approve expansion under the Affordable Care Act. In Virginia, MS activists have sent more than 150 letters and held nearly 500 meetings with legislators over the last five years, urging them to expand Medicaid so that more people can receive health coverage.
Over the last five years, MS activists have advocated for Medicaid expansion by making calls, sending emails and postcards attending rallies and meeting in-person with their legislators. Their collective voice and efforts over time helped make expansion a reality in Virginia!
Learn more about Medicaid expansion.