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Medicaid Expansion Benefits Go Beyond Health Care


If Virginia expands Medicaid, not only will thousands more Virginians be covered for health problems, public schools will benefit from more than $169 million in new funding.

You can help: Click on the button below to tell your Senator to pass Medicaid expansion now!

The budget passed by the House of Delegates, and supported by VEA, will:

• Expand Medicaid, bringing access to health care to thousands more Virginians.

• Lift funding for public schools by $169 million. Presently, Virginia still spends less on state aid per pupil than before the Great Recession, in inflation-adjusted dollars.

• Help address the state’s shortfall of teachers by including $87.6 million in additional funding for salaries. Virginia currently ranks 34th in the nation in teacher pay, trailing the national average by $9,218.

We’re calling on the Virginia Senate to stop playing games with the budget and do what is best for Virginians, and that means Medicaid expansion.

 

Watch our new television ad, playing now in Richmond and Hampton Roads.

Put Virginians First: Expand Medicaid Now from VEA Communications on Vimeo.


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