Senator Warner Gives Thumbs Up To Medicaid Expansion

Virginia Senator Mark Warner said he is happy with the General Assembly’s efforts to expand Medicaid to thousands of Virginians.

The budget proposal approved by the House of Delegates on Friday includes using federal dollars to put low-income families on private health insurance plans and also includes a workforce program.

Warner, who is also a former governor of Virginia, said expanding Medicaid is not only common sense, but fiscal sense as well.

Currently, the Senate version of the Virginia budget does not contain plans to expand Medicaid — the General Assembly session ends on Mar. 10.