2018 State of the Commonwealth Report
Virginia will expand Medicaid, a health insurance program for low-income adults and children, on Jan. 1, 2019. Medicaid expansion will reduce the number of uninsured, allow Medicaid recipients to work more and offer health care providers a measure of relief with regard to uncompensated care costs. The future costs of expansion, however, remain uncertain.
Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Old Dominion University, "Part 3: The Promise and Peril of Medicaid Expansion for the Commonwealth of Virginia" (2018). State of the Commonwealth Reports. 30.