Friday, June 20, 2014

Virginia AG Herring will work closely with Governor to expand Medicaid

Attorney General Mark Herring

Attorney General Mark Herring

Attorney General Mark R. Herring released the following statement after Governor McAuliffe announced that he will explore options to expand healthcare for Virginians:

“After being elected on the promise to expand healthcare to more Virginians, Governor McAuliffe has done the right thing by fighting hard for months to do just that, even in the face of unreasonable opposition in the legislature. The Governor proposed and endorsed several bipartisan compromises that would have closed the coverage gap, giving hundreds of thousands of Virginians access to healthcare, bringing billions of dollars back to Virginia, creating jobs, and producing public safety benefits with expanded access to mental health and addiction treatment. For only political reasons and no substantive policy reasons, a majority of the legislature has rejected every reasonable compromise.

“The Governor today announced he is moving ahead to help people and that’s the right thing to do. In the coming weeks, we will see his specific proposals to return federal funds to the Commonwealth to provide critical health care for our people, and we will work closely together to ensure he’s able to do that.”

Posted By Valerie Garner

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