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More than 300,000 Virginians have gained healthcare coverage since Medicaid program expansion

More than 300,000 Virginians have gained healthcare coverage since the Commonwealth expanded its Medicaid program to low-income adults in June 2018, Gov. Northam announced in Alexandria Wednesday.

More than 229,100 of those enrolled – nearly 75 percent – have since used their coverage for health care services like going to the doctor or filling a prescription.

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“We have learned a great deal from our new members, including the financial struggles they faced before receiving coverage. Nearly two-thirds tell us that they were forced to go without needed medical care in the year before Medicaid expansion,” said Virginia Department of Medical Assistant Services Director Dr. Jennifer S. Lee. […]

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