Survey Shows Most Virginians Oppose Medicaid Expansion

Survey Shows Most Virginians Oppose Medicaid Expansion

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Most Virginians oppose Governor McAuliffe’s push to expand the Commonwealth’s Medicaid rolls. That’s the bottom line from a recent survey by the Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy. The results were released Thursday by Christopher Newport University in Newport News. It found 53% of the Virginians it surveyed don’t want to see up to 400 thousand new Medicaid recipients. CNU pollsters say 56% of survey respondents wanted to expand the Medicaid rolls in February. The shift in public opinion suggests the Republican majority in the House of Delegates is winning a tug-of-war with Democrats over Medicaid policy. The questions surrounding Medicaid funding have been the biggest stumbling block for the General Assembly as it struggles to adopt a new budget.



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