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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