Medicaid Politics Seen As Key to Mental Health Aid in VA

FISHERSVILLE — The politics of federal health care reform has made it difficult to address key pieces of the legislation as it affects Virginia, a local state lawmaker said Tuesday.

State Sen. Emmett Hanger told representatives of government and local mental health agencies that Republicans opposed to the Affordable Care Act consider addressing any provisions of the law in the General Assembly as support for the law.

Hanger, R-Mount Solon, and Del. Richard P. “Dickie” Bell, R-Staunton, answered questions about mental health services during a legislative forum at Augusta Health organized by local governments and assistance agencies.

 

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