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Fight for Medicaid expansion comes to Williamsburg

Fight for Medicaid expansion comes to Williamsburg

With the General Assembly gridlocked over the inclusion of Medicaid expansion in their state budget, members of the House of Delegates joined local healthcare experts Wednesday in a town hall discussion on the need for such a program.

The event featured panelists Del. Glenn R. Davis, R-Virginia Beach, Del. Michael P. Mullin, D-Newport News, Virginia Poverty Law Center health expert Jill Hanken and Jeff Black, executive director of the Angels of Mercy Medical Clinic in Norge, which offers care for many older Williamsburg residents who lack healthcare coverage.

Mullin and Davis both voted in support of the House’s budget bill, which included a Medicaid expansion plan, but the...

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