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Mark Warner response to GOP leaders on budget impasse

I continue to believe last October’s federal government shutdown was an affront to the taxpayers and our federal workforce, and it represented a self-inflicted wound that caused additional damage to our fragile economic recovery.


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Terry McAuliffe: Get the budget done

As the body responsible for negotiating a budget, the General Assembly has failed to deliver on one of the primary duties they were elected to fulfill.


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Senate committee holds hearing on healthcare coverage gap

The Senate Finance committee had a special hearing on Tuesday to listen to the input from citizens and groups around the Commonwealth on the budget that was put forward by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.


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Randy Forbes: A real story behind ObamaCare

Obamacare has been mired in problems from the beginning. The poorly planned roll out of exchange websites left citizens frustrated and confused. In fact, as of February, 22,000 Americans have filed requests to fix errors in their health insurance coverage that occurred because of website glitches.


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Video: Sen. Mark Warner speaks on Medicaid expansion

Sen. Mark Warner today spoke to a crowd of more than 400 at the opening of his campaign headquarters in Alexandria. The packed house included Democrats, independents and Republicans – a snapshot of the senator’s broad support across the Commonwealth.


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Virginia Democrats: Republicans have no excuses left

Today, after Gov. Terry McAuliffe proposed his biennial budget that used $225 million of savings from accepting federal funds to close the coverage gap to provide a 2% pay increase for state employees, investments in the Virginia Retirement System, and Line of Duty funding, House Republicans can’t even get their ducks in a row to pass a joint resolution to move forward with the budget.


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Virginia files amicus brief in King v. Sebelius

Attorney General Mark R. Herring has filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the case of King v. Sebelius, which is currently on appeal before the Fourth Circuit.


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Business coalition launches campaign to support private option plan to close coverage gap

A non-partisan coalition of Virginia business and community leaders today announced it is launching a statewide radio, online and social media advertising campaign to galvanize support for a Medicaid ‘Private Option’ plan to close Virginia’s coverage gap for the uninsured.


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Ken Plum: Defeating ObamaCare

In a speech on the floor of the House of Delegates recently I spoke of experiences I had in my first years as a member when others in the House smoked during the daily floor sessions. One member was notorious for lighting up a long cigar. A cloud of smoke hung over the House chamber …


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Robert Hurt: President’s healthcare law continues to harm working families

It seems as though every time we turn around, President Obama is issuing decisions to unilaterally amend another one of the endless mandates within his signature healthcare legislation imposed on the American people.


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Ken Plum: Crossover

Last week the General Assembly reached the midpoint of its annual session, or crossover as it is called in the legislature. At this time in the calendar, the House of Delegates and the Senate have completed work on the bills that were introduced into the respective houses.


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House, Senate budgets take differing approaches to Medicaid expansion

The House of Delegates released a budget plan for Virginia for the next two years that rejects calls from Gov. Terry McAuliffe to expand the state’s Medicaid rolls. A competing Senate plan would create a prvate-insurance Marketplace Virginia.


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Virginia Organizing hosts media conferences to support Medicaid expansion

Virginia Organizing, a non-partisan statewide grassroots organization, held nine media conferences across the Commonwealth on Friday to support Medicaid expansion in Virginia.


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Mark Obenshain: Medicaid expansion by any other name

Medicaid expansion is back, only now it goes by another name. With entrenched positions established on Medicaid expansion, some legislators are floating an alternative plan involving premium assistance run through the new federally-facilitated exchange, a plan termed “Marketplace Virginia.” It would probably help to unpack a bit.


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Thomas Duncan: African-Americans will benefit greatly from Obamacare

African-Americans will benefit greatly from the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, as a disproportionate percentage of blacks will become newly eligible for healthcare coverage.