Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday (7/30) a new back to school enrollment plan for FAMIS a federal assistance program for underprivileged families.
The plan coincides with the 50th anniversary of the creation of Medicare and Medicaid. Governor McAuliffe’s Healthy Virginia plan announced last fall set a goal of enrolling 35,000 additional children in the FAMIS program by the end of 2016. Since then 17,000 have signed up.
The Governor used the opportunity to once again call on the General Assembly to expand Medicaid.