Va. Governor Announces Plan To Increase Health Coverage After State Legislature Declines Medicaid Expansion
On Monday, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced a multifaceted plan to expand insurance coverage in the state, after the state Legislature declined to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Under the plan, McAuliffe issued "emergency regulatory actions" to extend coverage to 20,000 state residents with acute mental illness and 5,000 children of low-income state employees, funded by $40 million in unused state budget funds.
- "After First Plan Is Blocked, Virginia Governor Reduces Medicaid Expansion Goals" (Gabriel, New York Times, 9/8).