Panel: Take ‘Ideology’ From Issue

Forum Supports Expansion Of Program Serving Low-Income Families, Individuals

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Posted: January 29, 2014

(Left to right) Dr. Beth Evans, with Harrisonburg Community Health Center; Christopher Nye, the center’s CEO; Miller and Robayo talk about Medicaid expansion. As state lawmakers debate expanding Medicaid, the answer, for this group, is to expand insurance to provide coverage to some 400,000 low-income Virginians.
Harrisonburg Community Health Center Dr. Beth Evans talks about the benefits to treating people at the beginning of illnesses, before they become truly sick and how the expansion of health insurance coverage for low-income Virginians would help during a Medicaid roundtable hosted by the Harrisonburg Community Health Center Tuesday morning.
The Rev. Daniel Robayo, rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, listens to Jacqueline Miller of Harrisonburg talk about how she has to choose between paying for electricity, feeding her children or her own health care during a Medicaid discussion hosted by the Harrisonburg Community Health Center on Tuesday. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)

HARRISONBURG — Witnessing a public forum on the debate over expanding Medicaid that doesn’t involve a state lawmaker is a rarity.

But for the four people who participated in one Tuesday at the…

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