The League of Women Voters of Virginia (LWV-VA) want to thank the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, legislators, and all of the community groups for their votes and support of Medicaid expansion in the biennial budget. This action increases access to affordable health care for about 400,000 hard-working Virginians. Some of the other effects are:
A committee of LWV-VA has recently updated our position on Mental Health (now more appropriately called Behavioral Health). This position will be presented to the delegates for approval at LWV-VA Council on June 16. The committee is glad that Medicaid expansion will moderate some of the challenges facing the Commonwealth.
2017 Workshop Materials