McAuliffe To Unveil Plan To Expand Health Coverage In Virginia
In the wake of losing his battle to expand Medicaid, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will detail steps today he plans to take that will not require approval by the GOP-controlled General Assembly.
The Washington Post: McAuliffe To Announce Plan To Insure More Virginians, After Losing Medicaid Fight
Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) on Monday will unveil his long-awaited plan for insuring Virginians, a campaign promise and the centerpiece of his first year in office. A morning news conference is scheduled for him to announce steps he will take on his own, without the approval of the Republican-controlled General Assembly, which has thwarted his efforts to expand Medicaid to 400,000 Virginians through the federal Affordable Care Act (Portnoy, 9/6).
The Associated Press: McAuliffe To Announce Health Care Plans Monday
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is set to unveil his plan to increase health care coverage for the state’s poor. The Democratic governor will speak publicly Monday on his plans for health care expansion. The governor unsuccessfully tried to persuade Republican lawmakers to expand Medicaid during this year’s legislative session. The impasse led to a protracted stalemate over the state budget that ended with a GOP victory (9/6).
And this from Texas -
San Antonio Express News/Houston Chronicle: Clinics: No Medicaid Expansion, Dwindling Federal Aid Could Reduce Services
Community clinics in Texas and other states that have not expanded Medicaid could be the hardest hit by federal aid declines set to take place next year if Congress fails to renew a key source of revenue - the health center trust fund established by the Affordable Care Act. The trust that began doling out supplemental funding to community health centers in 2011 is set to expire Sept. 30, 2015, which could result in a 70 percent federal aid cut for nonprofit health centers across the nation (O'Hare, 9/7).