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Scott calls for Medicaid expansion on ACA anniversary

Scott calls for Medicaid expansion on ACA anniversary

About 400,000 Virginians still don't have health care coverage, six years after the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law.

U.S. Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, D-Newport News, held a press conference in the Southeast Community Thursday to note the anniversary and push for Medicaid expansion.

Many of the uninsured have incomes that are too high to qualify for Medicaid, but they don't make enough to purchase coverage. Those people drive up health care costs for everyone through the use of emergency services that often go uncompensated, Scott said.

"The only glitch in the (ACA) is that some states, unfortunately like Virginia, have...

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