Virginia Republicans Say Medicaid Deal is Near

Republican leaders in Virginia’s House of Delegates said Monday they are hopeful a deal with the Senate that would expand Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act is within reach, the Daily Press reported. Del. Chris Jones, R-Suffolk, said the Senate plan allows the governor to move ahead unilaterally, while the House plan requires General Assembly approval. The comprehensive transportation funding package is also working its way through the legislature. House Speaker William Howell, R-Stafford, said they hope it passes before the end of the session next week.

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