July 2014 Review – Coverage Gap Remains

VHHA’s hospitals and health systems worked to shape the many important health proposals on the General Assembly’s agenda during the 2014 “long session.” This summary describes final action during the General Assembly’s regular session on those measures with most significant impact on hospitals and health systems. Because legislators did not agree on a new 2014-2016 biennial state budget during the regular session by its March 8 adjournment, they convened March 24 in special session to continue work on the budget, with the primary disagreement being the use of federal Medicaid expansion funds available through the Affordable Care Act.

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