Meet the Virginians who would be Insured if the Coverage Gap were Eliminated
Nearly 60% of the people who are eligible for the Senate health coverage gap plan, Marketplace Virginia, are performing "services that most people rely on daily, according to the report." Nearly 212,000 people in Virginia are working as " fast-food workers, waitresses, carpenters, cashiers, retail salespeople, janitors, bus drivers, hotel clerks, hair stylists and home health aides."
The Republican members of the House of Delegates, who are preventing nearly 400,000 Virginians from getting health insurance, said they would come up with a plan to cover these folks We're still waiting.
Read the article here from the Roanoke Times: http://www.roanoke.com/news/politics/report-details-medicaid-beneficiaries/article_8e2537c4-ed14-11e3-a49d-001a4bcf6878.html