A procession of health-care advocates urged state legislators to expand Medicaid and increase funding for Virginians with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
At a hearing on the state budget that the General Assembly must craft this spring, dozens of speakers expressed support for expanding Medicaid – an idea advocated by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Gov.-elect Ralph Northam and other Democrats but opposed by most Republican lawmakers.
The speakers included Nichole Wescott Hayes, a volunteer for the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network.
“ACS-CAN is part of a larger coalition of health-care-related agencies, Healthcare for All Virginians. And we are trying to...