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Appeal to Norment on expanding Medicaid fell on deaf ears

These days at our state Capitol, nothing evokes more heated debate than the topic of Medicaid expansion and its impact on our biennial budget. Hanging in the balance is the well-being of 400,000 Virginians who fall in the gap between our current Medicaid program and the Health Insurance Marketplace. While our representatives in the House of Delegates compromised to pass a bipartisan budget including Medicaid expansion, the Senate was unable to do the same, compelling Gov. Northam to call a special session, which began on April 11.

As a member of the Virginia Nurses Association, I share the conviction of my organization that all Virginians should have access to safe, affordable...