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Landes, Hanger Serve On Panel Exploring Medicaid Expansion

Landes, Hanger Serve On Panel Exploring Medicaid Expansion

A local lawmaker hopes a General Assembly panel won’t recommend an expansion of Virginia’s Medicaid program. Delegate Steve Landes (pictured) of Augusta County is one of five House members who will consider the issue. Landes says all five of the Delegates on the Medicaid Reform and Innovation Commission oppose expanding the program. State Senator Emmett Hanger, whose district includes Greene County, serves on the same panel. Hanger says he wants to see some proposals for reforming Medicaid before the General Assembly approves any expansion.