For Immediate Release: June 20, 2014
Petersburg, Va.—Virginia Organizing State Governing Board Chairperson Sandra A. Cook responded to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s decision to move forward administratively on Medicaid expansion:
“We are very excited with Governor Terry McAuliffe’s decision to line-item veto the obstacles in the budget that legislators put in his way regarding Medicaid expansion. His action will help close the coverage gap so that more people can get health insurance in Virginia. And we are absolutely thrilled that the Governor is going to move forward administratively to expand Medicaid!
“We will continue to work with the Governor, his staff and others, to find a solution that works for all Virginians, especially the 400,000 Virginians who will be directly affected by Medicaid expansion.
“Medicaid expansion is not a partisan issue, but it has been overly politicized. Virginia Organizing calls on everyone to take the politics out of Medicaid expansion and focus on the people that will get health insurance, the jobs that will be created, the hospitals that will be helped, and all Virginians who will benefit from our tax dollars returning to the Commonwealth.”
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