Galax group's petition backs Medicaid expansion

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A petition in favor of expanding Medicaid coverage for 191,000 poor and disabled Virginians will be delivered Thursday by Galax residents to Del. Jeffrey Campbell.
The petition is signed by 22 people. It was created on MoveOn’s petition site and takes the position that expanding Medicaid will help create 30,000 new jobs and save Virginia taxpayers billions of dollars per year.
“Because expanding health care coverage in rural areas where access to healthcare is limited for individuals who are unemployed, or with limited or no income, [it] is important for preventative health care and to assist individuals with chronic health issues,” Galax resident Leslie Hawes said.
“As a mental health provider, this is important to my community where access to healthcare is a chronic issue and can affect mental health as a result.”

• Read the petition HERE