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8:15 am
Mon September 8, 2014

VA Gov. to Announce Expanding Health Care for the Poor

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is set to unveil his plan to increase health care coverage for the state's poor.

The Democratic governor will speak publicly Monday on his plans for health care expansion.

The governor unsuccessfully tried to persuade Republican lawmakers to expand Medicaid during this year's legislative session. The impasse led to a protracted stalemate over the state budget that ended with a GOP victory.

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8:15 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Delaware is 3rd in Reducing Rate of Uninsured Under ACA

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A Gallup survey found that Delaware is number three among states with the best rates of getting uninsured people health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

But state official believe the gap may be wider than the survey indicates.

The report found that the state had a 7.2 percent decline for those with no health insurance coverage.

That’s behind Arkansas with 10.1% and Kentucky with 8.5%.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that all the leaders expanded eligibility for Medicaid and implemented their own exchanges.

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9:06 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Virginia GOP Calls Special Session on Medicaid Expansion

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Republican legislative leaders are scheduling a special session in September to debate whether to expand Medicaid eligibility, something GOP lawmakers have already made clear they oppose.

House Speaker William J. Howell and Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment announced Wednesday the General Assembly will be back into session during the week of Sept. 22.

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7:42 am
Tue June 24, 2014

GOP Moves To Block Medicaid Expansion in Virginia

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia House of Delegates has thrown out two of Governor Terry McAuliffe's line-item budget vetoes.

House Speaker William J. Howell ruled Monday tht McAuliff's vetoes were outside the scope fo the governor's authority.

The move effectively overrides the vetoes without the House having to vote on them.

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8:16 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Virginia Inches Toward Medicaid Expansion

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A proposed small procedural change to a legislative commission may be the starting point of a compromise that ends a months-long impasse over the Virginia state budget.

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8:33 am
Mon March 24, 2014

VA Special Session Begins on Budget

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Terry McAuliffe is set to propose a 2 percent raise for state employees when lawmakers return to Richmond for a special session in which they will try to pass a roughly $96 billion two-year budget.

McAuliffe spokesman Brian Coy said Sunday that the raise would apply to virtually all full-time state employees and would go into effect in March 2015. Coy declined to say from where the roughly $200 million to cover the raises will come.

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8:00 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Virginia GOP Pushes Against Medicaid Expansion

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates is set to vote against a proposal to accept federal Medicaid funding.

A largely symbolic full floor vote is scheduled for Thursday. Republican leaders said they wanted to show they are united in opposition to a proposal by the Democratically controlled Senate to expand publicly funded health insurance coverage for low-income Virginians.

Democrats and a few Republican senators want Virginia to take the federal funds, saying the state's working poor need the extra help.

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