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Friday, April 20, 2018

Good News: Medicaid expansion has passed the House!!! Jennifer Boysk. Chair of Run Everywhere.


David,
Virginia Democrats are very close to expanding Medicaid in Virginia. This victory would not have been possible a year ago.
 
Your support in this past general election allowed us to pick up 15 new seats for Democrats and almost won us Virginia’s House of Delegates. If you saw the news, control of the House literally came down to one vote and a random drawing. 
 
2018 is the first time the Virginia House has ever voted in favor of Medicaid expansion. This progress is due to the substantial gains we made in November, and now, a new and diverse pool of talented Democratic lawmakers sits in the General Assembly.
 
Republicans in the Virginia Senate are now all that stand in the way of better, more affordable healthcare. 
 
Expanding Medicaid in Virginia would bring new, affordable coverage to 400,000 of the state's lowest-income residents, including 138,000 people who are currently stuck in a horrible coverage gap and have no access to healthcare whatsoever.
 
Together, we are beginning to make progress not only on this front, but in the workplace, in the classroom, on gun safety, protections for DREAMERS, and on equality for our LGBTQ community.
 
Winning back control of the Virginia legislature is within our reach. We cannot afford to lose any more elections by a glorified coin flip. 
 
We have a lot of fighting to do. Glad to have you on board.
 
Jennifer Boysko
Finance Chair, Virginia Democratic House Caucus
Chair of Run Everywhere