Should Medicaid be expanded in Virginia? That’s been a question for a legislative committee since June.
Now, the Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission is inviting public comment on the question, which could be decided by the end of the year.
More than 300 people have so far submitted their written opinions to the commission’s website.
The panel has also scheduled a public hearing for 1 p.m. Oct. 15 in the General Assembly building in Richmond.
Making more people eligible for Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program for the poor and disabled, is a key part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
The law makes federal funds available for expansion but leaves the decision up to individual states.