Last week, Governor McAuliffe launched A Healthy Virginia, a 10-step plan to extend health care services to Virginians. The plan includes several emergency regulations, an executive order, and creative solutions to expand health care coverage to families across the Commonwealth. Mcauliffe’s executive action will provide dental benefits to 45,000 pregnant women in Medicaid and FAMIS MOMS. One of our major legislative priorities during the 2014 budget process was to restore we fought to restore funding to the FAMIS MOMS program, to cover pregnant women up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.The addition of dental coverage to the FAMIS MOMS and Medicaid programs will reduce incidence of pre-term birth and emergency dental care needs.
What: Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) public meeting where stakeholders may verbally submit public comment on the proposal.
DMAS staff will be in attendance in order to note the concerns and opinions of the commenters. It is important to show a big presence in support of these actions, wearing Planned Parenthood shirts and stickers. If you are planning to offer public comment, please note you will be limited to 3 minutes and are encouraged (but not required) to bring written comments with you.
When: Tuesday, September 16th, 1:00-3:00pm
Where: Fairfax County Government Center Board of Supervisors Auditorium 1200 Government Center Parkway Fairfax, VA 22035.
Point of Contact: For any transportation or other questions and to RSVP please contact Michelle Woods at Michelle.Woods@ppmw.org or (202) 423-9502.
The three key goals of McAuliffe’s proposal are:
1. Improving access to health care for a segment of the uninsured population in Virginia who have significant behavioral and medical needs;
2. Improving health and behavioral health outcomes of program participants; and
3. Serving as a bridge to such time when Virginia expands Medicaid and closes the “coverage gap” for uninsured Virginians.
1200 Government Center Parkway Fairfax VA 22035
Fairfax, VA 22035
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