News

Virginia Lawmakers Get Medicaid Advice From Arkansas Leader

Virginia Lawmakers Get Medicaid Advice From Arkansas Leader

Photo: WINA

House of Delegates Republicans hope their members will take a cue from the Arkansas House Majority Leader. GOP leaders organized a conference call Tuesday with Arkansas Representative Bruce Westerman, whose state might abandon plans to expand the Medicaid program. A major figure in Virginia’s debate over Medicaid expansion is Augusta Republican Delegate Steve Landes (pictured). Craig DiSesa is with Middle Resolution, a Virginia group that promotes limited government. DiSesa has told WINA’s Rob Schilling that several states have had “buyer’s remorse” regarding Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act. He says Oregon, Minnesota, Hawaii and Maryland have become very frustrated with the health care exchanges that are a key feature of Onamacare. The House version of Virginia’s next budget contains NO money to expand the Medicaid rolls, or the exchanges that are part of Obamacare.

 

The State Senate drafted a rival plan that provides publicly funded private insurance for any Virginian who makes too much money to qualify for Medicaid.

 

Latest Stories

3 hours ago in Sports

The best sports shots this week

A horse is ridden to the track for a workout at Churchill Downs Thursday, May 5, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. The 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 7. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

A look back at some of the biggest plays and best moments in sports this week.

3 hours ago in Sports

The weekend sports schedule

derby16125540087682

Here’s a look at some of the sporting events taking place this weekend.

4 hours ago in Entertainment

OPENING WEEKEND: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is finally here

10-overlay

Here's a look at some of the films set to open this weekend.

4 hours ago in National

Making headlines this week

A member of the NATO parachute demonstration team lands during a change of command ceremony at NATO military headquarters in Mons, southern Belgium on Wednesday May 4, 2016. U.S. Army General Curtis  M. Scaparrotti was installed as NATO's 18th supreme allied commander Europe (SACEUR). The commander, by tradition an American general or admiral, is responsible for the overall direction and conduct of NATO's global military operations. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

A look back at some of the biggest stories this week and the headlines you may have missed.

4 hours ago in Lifestyle, National

Anti-hunger group uses fake app to fool, educate

18-overlay

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates 14 percent of Americans, or more than 17 million people, are what is called food insecure, meaning at times of the year, they are uncertain of being able to acquire enough food for their household.