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Virginia Medicaid Costs Nearly $500 Million More Than Expected

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By Sarah Lee
The Heartland Institute, Dec. 7, 2018

As several states consider expanding Medicaid eligibility to able-bodied individuals above the poverty level, Virginia state officials have announced huge, unexpected Medicaid costs are threatening to siphon funding from programs such as education. Although Virginia lawmakers insist the new cost burden is not related to Medicaid expansion, they acknowledge the program’s share of the budget has been growing for years and has led to $460 million in unforeseen Medicaid costs. Read more…