DPVA CHAIRWOMAN SUSAN SWECKER STATEMENT ON THE SUCCESSFUL EXPANSION OF MEDICAID IN VIRGINIA
RICHMOND -- Chairwoman Swecker released the following statement after the vote: "Thanks to the leadership and commitment of Governors Ralph Northam and Terry McAuliffe, the advocacy of Democratic elected officials and grassroots activists, and a historic Democratic victory in the 2017 election, Medicaid will be expanded in the Commonwealth of Virginia. These hardworking public servants and activists have now guaranteed that essential health care will be provided to hundreds of thousands of Virginians currently caught in the Medicaid coverage gap .
The roots of this victory can be traced back to the 2017 election of Governor Northam and 16 new Democrats to the legislature. Elections have consequences and we never gave up.
The expansion of Medicaid is a victory for ALL Virginians. Today our Commonwealth is safer, it is stronger, and it is healthier."