News

Medicaid Expansion Feedback For Deeds, Toscano

Medicaid Expansion Feedback For Deeds, Toscano

Photo: WINA

Area lawmakers heard passionate arguments Wednesday about an issue that’s kept the General Assembly from adopting a new state budget. Delegate David Toscano and State Senator Creigh Deeds held a town hall meeting to discuss the possible expansion of Virginia’s Mediciad program. They heard from area residents such as Linda O’Connor. She decribed being sandwiched between two generations of her family who need help with their medical needs. Many critics of the 2010 Affordable Care Act also mobilized and displayed posters that support the Republican majority in the House of Delegates. The GOP Delegates say 2014 is the wrong time to expand Medicaid in Virginia.  The General Assembly will reconvene Monday and try to adopt a new two-year budget.

 

 

Latest Stories

2 mins ago in National, World

Mayors from big cities around globe push climate initiatives

Fresh
parisclimate276422967025

The mayors of major cities from around the world are banding together to fight global warming by investing in public transportation and electric cars, planting trees and switching to solar energy.

12 mins ago in Entertainment

Seth MacFarlane returning to Fox with new sci-fi series

Fresh
sethmacfarlane536713938826

The "Family Guy" star is producing a new series set 300 years in the future.

1 hour ago in Music

Corey Taylor lands ‘Sharknado’ role

Fresh
coreytaylor61861556506

The Slipknot star joins other musicians - including Wayne Newton and Vince Neil - in the upcoming SyFy channel movie.