State Senate introduces bill to add work requirements to Medicaid

Time is ticking on Medicaid expansion

So will university presidents, sheriff's deputies, correctional officers and advocates for economic development. While we didn't see any competitive races around GOP-dominated Franklin County, Democrats turned out in droves across the state, not just in the dependably Democratic veins of Northern Virginia and the urban crescent. More than 285,000 people are on the program, which was created as an alternative to expanding Medicaid under the federal health law.

"We are all committed to completing work on a state budget long before July 1, but after a lengthy and tiring session, the best step is for everyone to return home as we assess our next steps", Cox said.

The House included Medicaid expansion in its budget proposal. The Senate has drafted a plan now under consideration by delegates that allows for some additional Medicaid services and other provisions to expand health care coverage without the Affordable Care Act component.

The Senate budget is balanced, Norment added.

The House and Senate are expected to adjourn March 10, following a 60-day session. "The dialogue is continuing". The governor is able to do that when it is deemed necessary or advisable, and must do so when petitioned by two-thirds of the members of both chambers.

Northam said he will continue to work with lawmakers to get a budget passed that "includes expanded health access as soon as possible".

"There is nothing nefarious going on", he said. Senate Republican leaders oppose the plan, which also includes a work requirement for some recipients.

The House watched in silence as the Senate debated a course forward, but Appropriations Chairman Chris Jones said a special session would make more sense than extending the current session.

While an exact schedule is unclear, House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert said Friday afternoon he expected it to be in the realm of weeks rather than months.

"They went off on all sorts of tangents", Landes said.

But the biggest thing to check off the to-do list is finalizing Virginia's two-year budget. "We'll have a budget".

Earlier on Thursday, Jones asked the House to defer action on Senate Bill 915, proposed by Sen. As Del. Kathy Byron, who represents a large northeastern area of Franklin County, explained in her weekly newsletter: "Effectively, the House budget is putting the Commonwealth's fiscal future at grave risk, signing onto a funding stream that the White House and Republicans in Congress are committed to abolishing".

Not all Republicans in the House supported the Medicaid expansion.

"I'm optimistic that they'll find a solution", said John O.

But the House GOP leadership team, except for one, opposed the House budget that Cox supported.

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