Tag: virginia medicaid

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Ken Plum: Medicaid in perspective

A recent newspaper headline proclaimed that “Audit finds waste, inefficiencies in Virginia’s Medicaid program.” As often is the case, the real story is beyond the headline.


2016-2018 Medicaid forecast grows by nearly $1 billion

The official consensus forecast for Virginia Medicaid, long-term care and mental health services expenditures through fiscal year 2018 is up nearly $1 billion from the previous biennium, according to a report from the Department of Planning and Budget delivered to the General Assembly money committee chairs and presented at the House Appropriationns Committee Annual Retreat.


Democrat letter details impact of Medicaid expansion in Virginia

The House Democratic Caucus delivered letters to members of the House of Delegates that break down how many Virginians in each House district would benefit from the acceptance of over $1 billion of federal Medicaid expansion funds.


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Virginia’s Medicaid fraud control unit named best in nation

The Virginia Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) of the Office of the Attorney General has won the Inspector General’s Award for Excellence in Fighting Fraud, Waste, and Abuse.


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Kirk Cox: Medicaid expansion a ‘bad choice’ for Virginia

Medicaid expansion was a pressing issue last year and it’s an even more consequential issue this year. My office has received several inquiries from constituents on the status of Medicaid expansion in Virginia and where I stand on the issue.


Ken Plum: Five million dollars a day

Virginia taxpayer dollars not returned to them has amounted to five million dollars each day since Jan. 1, 2014, and will continue at that rate each day that Virginia refuses to expand its Medicaid program. In addition, at least 400,000 working Virginians will continue to be uninsured.


Report: Romney budget would cut Virginia Medicaid spending $52.2B

A new Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of the House Budget Plan that was passed in 2012 that closely resembles Romney’s endorsed plan found that repealing the Affordable Care Act and converting Medicaid into a dangerous block grant would cut Virginia’s Medicaid spending by $52.2 billion between 2013 and 2022 – a whopping 22 percent of the current Medicaid spending.


Jill A. Hanken: Big decision on Medicaid

Letter from Jill A. Hanken Submit guest letters: freepress2@ntelos.net   Congress is close to making a $400 million decision for Virginia. This is the amount Virginia would receive from additional federal Medicaid payments (called “FMAP”). In fact, the two-year budget recently adopted by the Virginia General Assembly depends upon additional FMAP to avoid devastating cuts […]