Tag: health insurance
A new report by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families found the number of uninsured children in the Commonwealth declined by about 14 percent between 2010 and 2012. The report attributes the good news to the success of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (known as FAMIS in Virginia).
President Barack Obama defended the rollout of the Affordable Care Act at an event in Boston on Wednesday with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. Massachusetts has a similar state health-care system as what is being implemented at the federal level. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a Republican, was the architect of the system, signed it into law in 2006.
We found this interesting back-and-forth between White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and reporters at today’s press briefing on the Affordable Care Act worth sharing.
Since the October 1st roll-out of Healthcare.gov, there has been no shortage of technical issues. The website, where under the president’s healthcare law Americans without insurance or required by the law to find new insurance can enroll in the new federally-run insurance exchanges, has been plagued by countless glitches.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli warned today that in the wake of the October 1st rollout of the health insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as Obamacare), con artists are already scamming consumers with fake web sites and phone calls.
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine submitted the following comments to Virginia’s Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission in response to its request for public input on the decision of whether or not to expand Medicaid in Virginia.
Last week saw the beginning of a federal government shutdown–at least a partial shutdown.
Some politicians are still calling contraception a social evil. This is an astonishing claim in the 21st Century when all the evidence is that contraception is key to a more successful economy and a better quality of life – not only for individual women and their families, but for us all. Because contraception makes it […]
Featuring: Randy Forbes, Tom Perriello, Robert Hurt, Kaye Kory Randy Forbes: National Dialogue www.forbes.house.gov Ask a teacher, and they will most likely tell you that one of the quickest ways to kill classroom discussion is for one strong-willed student to monopolize the conversation. A long-winded or uncomfortably impassioned monologue inevitably polarizes viewpoints. Conversation shuts down, […]
Staff Report News tips: firstname.lastname@example.org New regulations requiring private group health insurance plans to offer benefits for treatment of substance abuse disorders that are comparable to benefits for other illnesses will help remove a barrier to treatment for millions of Americans, National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Director Gil Kerlikowske said today. The rules, issued […]
Moderated by Chris Graham email@example.com Health-care reform is on life support, and the hand is reaching for the plug. Share your thoughts – good, bad or indifferent. Whaddya Think? Comment below. Forum moderated by AFP editor Chris Graham.
Column by Chris Graham firstname.lastname@example.org My first reaction to the news that Republican Scott Brown had upset Democrat Martha Coakley in the special election to fill the late Ted Kennedy’s Massachusetts Senate seat – Damn, there goes the country. The pundits were laying out the course for the next few months in the political […]
Column by Mark Obenshain www.markobenshain.com On Christmas Eve, while most Virginians prepared to celebrate with family and friends, Virginia’s two senators quietly broke faith with the Commonwealth, voting for the Obama health-care bill. In addition to adding an estimated 261,927 people to Virginia’s Medicaid rolls, Sens. Webb and Warner abjectly committed Virginians to help […]
Column by Robert Dean Banta With all the details and sideline deal-making of the current health-care reform efforts it seems the answer of how to pay for health care must be much simpler than the tangled spaghetti Congress now twirls their forks around. In imagining what I want out of health-care reform I have come […]