Healthcare & Childcare

Full Medicaid expansion has been met with considerable opposition this session. But, there’s still a chance to reduce the coverage gap! 

There are currently proposals that would extend the existing Medicaid program to smaller groups of uninsured Virginians. Full Medicaid expansion remains an important policy goal, but this is a step in the right direction.

Call To Action:

Call or email your legislators before February 18th to voice your support for extending Medicaid benefits to as many individuals as possible!

Talking Points:
  1. In Virginia, 240,000 low-income people are stuck in this health care “coverage gap.”
  2. Expanding Medicaid would also help in the fight against the opioid epidemic by providing mental illness and substance abuse services. 
  3. Providing healthcare to the poor lowers costs for everyone and ensures a healthier and happier population!