In seventeen hours, Virginia will start accepting enrollment for their new Medicaid expansion. Coverage goes live on January 1, 2019.
Virginia will start accepting applications for Medicaid this Thursday. It’s a big day for the nearly 400,000 Virginians who will qualify for Medicaid coverage. 1/
— Joan Alker (@JoanAlker1) October 29, 2018
Virginia is expanding Medicaid because of a massive electoral victory of a coalition that highly values Medicaid expansion. Enough Virginia Republicans were willing to cross their party lines to join with unanimous Democratic support to make sure far more Virginians can get affordable healthcare last spring.
Next week Idaho is voting on a referendum as to whether or not the state wants to expand Medicaid:
Wow GOP governor Butch Otter endorses Medicaid expansion in Idaho and appears in an ad for it. https://t.co/4zb3QxGExp
Expansion is on the ballot there next week
— Peter Sullivan (@PeterSullivan4) October 30, 2018
Next week, Maine is voting for a new governor. They have already approved Medicaid expansion but their current governor is doing everything he can to block implementing a clear directive to expand Medicaid.
If you want to see Medicaid expanded, voting for candidates who, when they win, want to expand Medicaid is the best way of doing that.
Remember this on Tuesday.