Virginia\’s General Assembly has passed a state budget after adopting an amendment to ensure that Gov. Terry McAuliffe cannot expand Medicaid without legislative approval.
With Virginia Sen. Phil Puckett\’s resignation on Sunday tipping control of the chamber, state Republicans didn\’t waste any time.
There are no signs of compromise in the fight over Medicaid in
Virginia after two days of a special session on the state budget.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe discussed transportation, hunting and Medicaid expansion during his inaugural Ask the Governor appearance on WTOP.
District funding for local services is caught in the middle of the tug-of-war over the budget on Capitol Hill. And cash available to keep services running are dwindling without congressional intervention.
The youngest victims of the shutdown, children, will bear the brunt of a halt in Medicaid payments in D.C. Without the payments, children\’s access to routine medical care, vaccinations and other health services are threatened.
Tina Jackson-White, the owner and president of a medical
equipment company, likely faces more than two years in prison.
D.C. shelled out nearly $700,000 in Medicaid payments for dead people, part of nearly $4 million in erroneous payments made by the city’s Department of Health Care Finance in 2009, according to a new audit,…