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Governor Northam Announces Budget Proposals to Combat Maternal and Infant Mortality, Reduce Racial Disparity

Date: 12.09.2019

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced his proposed budget will include approximately $22 million to combat maternal and infant mortality and reduce the racial disparity in Virginia’s maternal mortality rate. Proposed funding will dramatically expand Medicaid coverage for new moms, increase home visiting, and explore Medicaid reimbursement for Doula support services.


Virginia Medicaid Launches Spanish-language CubreVirginia Website

Date: 11.21.2019

Richmond – The Virginia Medicaid agency today announced the launch of a Spanish-language website, CubreVirginia.org, a one-stop-shop for Spanish-speaking Virginians seeking information about low- and no-cost health coverage.


Virginia Medicaid Agency Awarded Federal Grant to Combat Opioid Crisis

Date: 09.27.2019

RICHMOND – The Virginia Medicaid agency has been awarded a $5 million federal planning grant to increase access to evidence-based treatment for opioid addiction and other substance use disorders.


Director Dr. Jennifer Lee to Step Down After Leading DMAS Through Successful Expansion of Medicaid

Date: 08.29.2019

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Dr. Jennifer Lee, the Director of the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS), will step down effective October 9 after successfully leading the Medicaid agency through the largest expansion of health coverage in Virginia in decades.


Governor Northam Announces More Than 300,000 Virginians Now Enrolled in Expanded Medicaid Program

Date: 07.31.2019

ALEXANDRIA—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that more than 300,000 Virginia adults are enrolled in health coverage and receiving medical services since the Commonwealth expanded its Medicaid program. Governor Northam made the announcement at Neighborhood Health, a community health center serving more than 25,000 patients annually at 12 locations in Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax County.


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