House Appropriations Committee Chair Delegate Chris Jones and Senate Finance Committee Co-chairman Senator Emmett Hanger agreed late Monday on a budget compromise that would expand the state's Medicaid program to nearly 400,000 Virginians. The two leaders arrived on budget amendments that demonstrate a commitment to bipartisan legislation and a compromise that both the House and Senate can support.
While this is significant progress, the work is not over – Senate members still have to vote to support the compromise. Please call your Senator and express support for the Medicaid expansion compromise. Find your Senator.
The Virginia Oral Health Coalition will continue to update you on this legislation as news progresses. Please direct questions to Sarah Bedard Holland at 804.269.8721.