Dear CrossOver Friends and Family,
As you may be aware, in May 2018 the Virginia General Assembly voted to approve Medicaid expansion, providing Medicaid coverage for up to 400,000 adults living in Virginia with income below 138% of the Federal Poverty Level. Medicaid expansion will go into effect January 1, 2019. Currently, Virginia has some of the strictest Medicaid eligibility requirements in the country - a family of three is only eligible for Medicaid if they make no more than $6,900 annually. With Medicaid expansion, a family of three making up to $28,677 can soon qualify for Medicaid. It's estimated that 40,000 Richmond area residents will be newly Medicaid eligible as of January 1, 2019.
So what does this mean for CrossOver Healthcare Ministry?
CrossOver will continue to provide care for the uninsured, and will also provide care for our current patients who are eligible for and enroll in Medicaid. In 2018, CrossOver provided high-quality, comprehensive medical care to 5,592 uninsured patients. We estimate that 2,000 of our current patients are eligible for Medicaid. Initially, we will limit our number of Medicaid patients to current CrossOver patients and their immediate family members. However, we will continue to accept new uninsured patients. Our participation in Medicaid does not mean that our need for committed donors and dedicated volunteers will decrease – we need you! Medicaid will only account for 6% of CrossOver’s 2019 revenue, which will not cover the cost of providing care to Medicaid patients. Your continued support is critical to our ability to provide care for the underserved in our local community.
Why did we make this decision?
We elected to provide care to Medicaid patients, in addition to continuing to serve the uninsured, because we believe that our patients should have the option to continue receiving compassionate and comprehensive care from a medical home that they know and trust. The decision to serve Medicaid patients stems from our mission to provide high-quality healthcare to people in need and our belief that the newly Medicaid eligible will have difficulty finding a new medical home, as there is a shortage of Medicaid providers in Virginia.
While this is a big change, we believe that providing continuity of care for all of our patients, including those who will soon enroll in Medicaid, is firmly in line with our mission to provide high-quality healthcare to people in need. We anticipate that you may have further questions. In an effort to answer those questions, we have created a dedicated webpage which we encourage you to visit at
On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff, we want to express our sincere thanks for your role in making CrossOver a medical home for our patients. We’re excited to start this next chapter and greatly appreciate your continued support.