News

Survey Shows Most Virginians Oppose Medicaid Expansion

Survey Shows Most Virginians Oppose Medicaid Expansion

Photo: WINA

Most Virginians oppose Governor McAuliffe’s push to expand the Commonwealth’s Medicaid rolls. That’s the bottom line from a recent survey by the Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy. The results were released Thursday by Christopher Newport University in Newport News. It found 53% of the Virginians it surveyed don’t want to see up to 400 thousand new Medicaid recipients. CNU pollsters say 56% of survey respondents wanted to expand the Medicaid rolls in February. The shift in public opinion suggests the Republican majority in the House of Delegates is winning a tug-of-war with Democrats over Medicaid policy. The questions surrounding Medicaid funding have been the biggest stumbling block for the General Assembly as it struggles to adopt a new budget.

 

 

Latest Stories

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Sept. 19

elvis2

Alook back at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

in Entertainment

Kevin Spacey’s stalker sentenced to 4 years

kevin

A Massachusetts woman who threatened to torture the actor has been sentenced to more than four years behind bars.

in Weird

Stoners find love on weed-themed dating sites

FILE - This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. Despite new rules that say only about 140 medical marijuana dispensaries are eligible to stay open, more than 450 have filed renewals to pay Los Angeles business taxes this year.

New websites cater exclusively to smokers or, at the very least, the “cannabis friendly."