League of Women Voters Hosts a ‘Community Forum on Medicaid Expansion’

September 4, 2015 3:59 PM0 comments

The League of Women Voters of Arlington and Falls Church are co-sponsoring a “Community Forum on Medicaid Expansion” on Thursday, Sept. 10, from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Arlington County Department of Human Services Auditorium, located at 2100 Washington Blvd., Arlington.

With Virginia’s General Assembly considering the adoption of Medicaid expansion, the League of Women Voters want to consider the fiscal and economic impact of such an expansion. According to the League of Women Voters’ press release about the event, several hundred thousand low-income Virginia residents do not earn enough to afford health insurance, yet are not poor enough to qualify for Medicaid.

The impact of Medicaid expansion for these residents will be among the topics discussed at the forum, which will feature five speakers – Massey Whorley, a senior policy analyst for The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis; Dr. Jennifer Lee, deputy secretary for the Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources; Sheila Ryan, director of clinical service at the Arlington Free Clinic; Mary Margaret Whipple, Northern Virginia regional director for community and member outreach at Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association; and Joe Vidulich, vice president, government relations for the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce.

The event is free, but space is limited, advanced registration is requested. For more information or to register, visit eventbrite.com and locate the event by searching for “League of Women Voters.”

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