The House and Senate have passed multiple mental health reform bills this session and proposed increased funding for crisis services, though child advocates say kids have been forgotten in the process. Craig Carper reports.
The Virginia Chamber of Commerce were at the State Capitol yesterday to offer their own private insurance-based alternative to Medicaid expansion. Craig Carper reports.
The Virginia Chamber of Commerce was at Capitol Square yesterday to offer its own private insurance-based alternative to Medicaid expansion. The state chamber is the largest business organization in the Commonwealth with 16,000 members and representing 30,000 businesses. While typically an ally to the GOP, they’re at odds with the House Republican majority in the General Assembly on the issue of bringing an estimated 1.7-billion federal dollars back to Virginia in order to expand the health care safety net.
A new group of advocates pushing for non-partisan redistricting announced their formation to a large crowd at the state capitol last week. Craig Carper reports.
Republican Senator John Watkins of Powhatan, the author the Senate’s private insurance alternative to Medicaid expansion, Marketplace Virginia, says his proposal will go further than the House budget to address one of their longstanding priorities, expanding services for the intellectually and developmentally disabled. Craig Carper reports.
House and Senate’s vastly different positions on Medicaid expansion have set the stage for a lengthy budget battle, likely extending beyond the General Assembly’s scheduled adjournment on March 8th. Craig Carper reports.
The House and Senate have passed their respective budgets and put the pieces in place for an extended fight on Medicaid. Craig Carper reports.
Virginia's House and Senate have passed their respective budgets and put the pieces in place for an extended fight on Medicaid. Both chambers debated the Senate’s private insurance Medicaid alternative, Marketplace Virginia, which would provide coverage to up to an additional 400,000 low income Virginians. The House rejected the plan on a 67 to 32 nearly party-line vote, with one Republican voting in favor and one Democrat voting against. The House Republican leadership says the Senate plan was improperly inserted into the budget and should have gone before the Medicaid Innovation and Re
Analyst Jeff Schapiro disects Virginia politiics for 88.9 WCVE.
In a surprise move, the Virginia House of Delegates will debate the Senate’s private insurance alternative to Medicaid expansion today. The House and Senate will consider their budget bills today. In order to quantify House opposition to the Senate plan, House Appropriations Chairman Chris Jones has inserted it as an amendment for debate and then a vote.