Why Medicaid Expansion in Virginia Could Hinge On A Drawing By Lot

2018-01-03 | , WVTF Public Radio

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.

 

One of the quirks of Virginia government is that newly elected governors are stuck with the budget put together by the previous governor. That means Terry McAuliffe has one more chance to expand Medicaid to 400,000 people who live in poverty or with disabilities, even though he’ll be gone by the middle of the month.

 

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