The Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace is open for enrollment, but some people will be left out in the cold if Virginia fails to expand Medicaid. Next week, the Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission (MIRC) will hear public comments about Medicaid expansion. There are three opportunities for you to help make sure Medicaid is expanded to 400,000 low-income Virginians.
1. Make a comment on the public comment website of MIRC. Click here to be taken directly to their public comment website. They want individual letters, so write from your heart and make your opinion known. For some facts about Medicaid expansion, please click here to view our flyer.
2. Sign our petition to make sure Medicaid is expanded in Virginia. We will be delivering this petition soon, so make sure you pass it along to your friends and family.
3. Show up! The MIRC is holding a public hearing on Tuesday, October 15 at 1 p.m. (you will want to come early for a seat and an opportunity to speak). The Commission will also meet on Monday, October 21 at 1 p.m. Both of these meetings will be at the General Assembly Building in Richmond in House Room D. The physical address for the building is 1000 Bank Street, Richmond, VA 23219.
What can you commit to? Every effort you make helps Virginians get closer to Medicaid expansion—a program that is good for people, good for the hospitals, good for communities, and good for our economy.