Over 136,000 new Medicaid members added since beginning of pandemic

Over 136,000 new Medicaid members added since beginning of pandemic
Hospital room (Source: WMBF News)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The federally-facilitated Marketplace open enrollment period began on Nov. 1 and will end on Dec.15.

Many people signing up at the Marketplace do not realize they are eligible for Medicaid.

Medicaid applications are accepted year-round.

If you were denied coverage before, you are encouraged to apply again as the rules have changed.

Medicaid expanded in Virginia last year, and over 450,000 adults now have health coverage.

Over 136,000 new members have been added since the beginning of the pandemic.

If you are approved, you could have health coverage within a few weeks.

If you would like more information or want to start the application process, click here.

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