Gov. Ralph Northam marked the 50th anniversary of Virginia’s Medicaid program Monday by touting the program’s successful expansion and outlining plans for improving maternal and infant health.
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Lawmakers studying mental health reforms in Virginia heard Wednesday that most children in need of services do not get them.
Hospitals in Virginia are adding nearly 200 psychiatric beds to relieve some of the pressure of having more patients than rooms to treat them, but hospital leaders on Thursday said more must be done to keep people from needing inpatient care.
State officials who look into complaints about Medicaid—including cuts that have been made and attendants who haven’t been paid—encourage pare…
Opponents argued that Medicaid expansion was fiscally irresponsible because the long-term costs are unsustainable.
Kara Murdock camped out on Halloween night so she would be the first person in Prince William County to enroll in Virginia’s newly-expanded Medicaid program.
Virginia just found a big bill in the drawer for its existing Medicaid program - $462.5 million that lawmakers will have to pay from the budget's general fund in this biennium.
As newly eligible Virginians begin enrolling in Medicaid on Thursday, state officials and advocates say challenges remain in providing the neediest people with the medical care they're entitled to receive.