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Earlier deal may suggest path on Medicaid

Sixteen years ago, Virginia’s governor didn’t want to expand the state’s Medicaid program as one way to take advantage of federal funds that otherwise would be spent in other states.

A showdown with the General Assembly ultimately produced a budget compromise that created a children’s health insurance program that wasn’t Medicaid, even though it looked like it, and ultimately evolved into a commercial insurance program for uninsured children who didn’t qualify for Medicaid.

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