Medicaid expansion in VA now under serious review

vplcRICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – A hot button issue brought hundreds of demonstrators to the State Capitol on Monday. More than 200 showed up as the Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission met for the first time to review changes to the Medicaid program.Both sides are giving their reasons for and against Medicaid expansion, but the commission said we’re still in the beginning process of trying to understand that type of change. “It would bring in billions of dollars from the federal government, which are our federal tax payments,” said Jill Hanken, who is for Medicaid expansion. “Bring those billions of dollars back to Virginia to support the healthcare industry.” Watch the video.