Wednesday June 20, 2012
Indigent Care and Medicaid for the Masses
In the coming days the supreme court of the United States will reach a decision on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care act. The individual mandate portion of the act has sparked the greatest nationwide controversy but it is the fate of expanded Medicaid that has indigent care providers and advocates across the commonwealth holding their breath. Host Cathy Lewis speaks with these groups about the roles they play in caring, and providing for Virginia’s indigent population and what effect the Supreme Court’s ruling will have on their ability to do so effectively.
Michael H. Martz – Staff Writer, Richmond Times-Dispatch
Linda Wilkinson – Executive Director, Virginia Association of Free Clinics
Erin Moaratty – Chief of Mission Delivery, Patient Advocate Foundation
Deborah D. Oswalt – Executive Director, Virginia Health Care Foundation