Virginia Health Insurance Budget Cuts

Governor of Virginia Robert McDonnell is recommending a $300 million dollar cut to Virginia health insurance programs.  This deep budget cut is only one of many that is to help offset a two billion dollar short fall over the next two years.

The Virginia health insurance reductions will be in mental and substance abuse health treatment facilities. It will also include and stop enrollment for the program that provides Virginia health insurance to low income families.

Freezing enrollment in the FAMIS Virginia health insurance program will affect 28,000 residents. FAMIS provides coverage to children and pregnant mothers.

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