For Immediate Release
Virginians for Quality Healthcare to meet with legislators in Richmond on Lobby Day to urge them to hold the line on expanding Medicaid
Grassroots organization supports an audit of Medicaid to address waste, fraud, and abuse in the program
RICHMOND, VA, January 15, 2015 – Virginians for Quality Healthcare (VQH) will attend Lobby Day on January 19 to encourage Delegates and Senators to push back against any attempts to expand Medicaid. It is a broken program that needs to be audited for waste, fraud, and abuse and VQH will support any bills that accomplish this in a cost-effective manner.
“Last year, the Virginia House of Delegates did what Virginians asked them to do – stop Medicaid expansion in the Commonwealth,” said Susan Lider, a spokeswoman for VQH. “Low-income Virginians ought to have more health insurance options available to them than just the wasteful and dysfunctional Medicaid program that puts government in charge of healthcare decisions rather than leaving them to patients and doctors.”
Delegate Mark Berg, MD, and Senator Richard Black will be doing a special briefing for VQH about Medicaid issues being considered during the 2015 legislative session. The briefing will be at 11:00 a.m. in the 5th floor East conference room of the General Assembly Building on Capitol Square, at 910 Capitol Street, Richmond, VA.
_______________________________________________________________ Virginians for Quality Healthcare (VQH) is a grassroots network of Virginia voters dedicated to increasing the quality of, and access to, medical care by promoting realistic, workable, free-market healthcare solutions, and by opposing destructive healthcare policies and programs. The organization contends that patients and doctors make the best healthcare decisions and do not require the approval of government agencies. VQH tells the truth about the healthcare law and other top-down, government-based programs that limit personal choice, threaten personal and religious liberty, sap human dignity, and put people’s health in the hands of bureaucrats. Our efforts are informed by the work of research and advocacy organizations, such as Physicians for Reform. VQH champions protecting the doctor-patient relationship, the freedom of providers to pursue the best treatment plans for individual patients, and the freedom of citizens to make their own healthcare choices. For more information, please visit http://virginiansforqualityhealthcare.com.
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