At Long Last, Union Members Celebrate Medicaid Expansion!

IMG_9641On June 7, 2018, union members joined our coalition partners to witness history as Governor Ralph Northam signed Medicaid Expansion into law.

The bill signing capped a 6-year campaign to win health care justice in Virginia. “We did it!” proclaimed Home Care Chapter Chair Thomasine Wilson, who has been knocking doors and lobbying for Medicaid Expansion for the full 6 years of the effort.

Medicaid Expansion means:

  • Health Care for up t0 400,000 Virginians
  • 15,000 – 30,000 jobs created
  • Hundreds of millions of dollars in savings for Virginia taxpayers

Union members will now shift our focus to ensuring all eligible Virginians know about Medicaid Expansion. Stay tuned for more information. In the meantime, visit www.coverva.org for the latest news on who is eligible for care under Medicaid Expansion, starting January 1, 2019.


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