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Medicaid expansion would cover 25,000 Va. Veterans

By KATE MILLER

Capital News Service

 

RICHMOND — As Virginia legislators continue to debate whether to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act in the state’s two-year budget, some Medicaid expansion supporters claim more than 25,000 Virginia veterans and their spouses could receive health care coverage if the General Assembly allows expansion.

In March, hundreds of people gathered at the Virginia State Capitol to rally in support of Medicaid expansion.

Mercedies Harris, a former Marine from Waynesboro,  spoke at the rally.

Harris, who does not have health care coverage and would benefit from Medicaid expansion, told the crowd he has glaucoma and struggles to pay more than $400 a month for his medication.

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One Response to Medicaid expansion would cover 25,000 Va. Veterans

  1. Casper

    April 21, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    It’s about time we started seeing something about the expansion of MEDICAID. It will help so many people in desperate need.

    Contact Delegate Joseph R. Yost
    519 Wenonah Ave
    Pearisburg, VA 24134

    Address obtained from letter by Delegate Yost dated 3/8/14.

    Go online and take his survey on MEDICAID.

    http://WWW.surveymonkey.com/s/vamedicaidexpansion

    Please folks your attention is needed to help your neighbor. They are hurting.

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