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Virginia health-care professionals urge Medicaid expansion

An additional 100,000 Hampton Roads residents would qualify for Medicaid under the proposed expansion authorized by the Affordable Care Act to take effect in 2014, according to new figures released by the Urban Institute.  Those account for more than a quarter of the newly eligible in the whole state.

Speakers at a public meeting of the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board at the Embassy Suites in Hampton on Thursday outlined the potential economic and health impacts of “Obamacare.” Despite the anticipated costs, all urged the state to adopt the Medicaid expansion for its potential benefits for the general health of the population, and in particular for those with behavioral health diagnoses as the ACA mandates parity for mental health treatment.

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