Bell Critical of Medicaid Expansion

STAUNTON -- Del. Dickie Bell told a lunch meeting of constituents Saturday that he is tired of distorted facts on the expansion of the Medicaid program in Virginia and is uncertain about what the real costs would be if the program was expanded.

"No one really knows how much an expansion costs,'' Bell, R-Staunton, said. "I don't believe it (expanding the program) will save money. Medicaid is the fastest growing entitlement program in the country. It is 22 percent of our (Virginia's) budget."

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