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Democrats deride wasteful, pointless Medicaid special session

When they first announced this week’s special session, Republican leaders in the General Assembly promised a “full and fair” debate on efforts to close the coverage gap — a promise both chambers have broken.


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Democrats: Republican need to keep promise on Medicaid coverage gap

In advance of Thursday’s floor session, Virginia Senate Democrats urged Republicans to close the health insurance coverage gap — they have promised a plan to do so — and expressed disappointment at the prospect of continued Republican intransigence.


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Ken Plum: Medicaid expansion-lite

The General Assembly is scheduled to go back into special session on September 18 to discuss Medicaid expansion.


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Robert Hurt votes to allow Americans to keep their healthcare plans

Congressman Robert Hurt’s (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 3522, the Employee Healthcare Protection Act of 2014, which would allow health insurance plans that were on the group market during the 2013 year be offered through 2018.


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Virginia Organizing Rrsponds to Governor McAuliffe’s healthcare plan

Virginia Organizing Board Chairperson Sandra A. Cook responded to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s “A Healthy Virginia” plan released today.


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Ed Gillespie spouting nonsense, GOP talking points, or both?

The world is coming to an end, and the reason why: Barack Obama. This was the message from Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie Monday in Buena Vista.


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Pro wrestling business model shows flaws

Wrestling, like a cockroach in an abandoned building, has proven itself hearty enough to survive anything, but whether sports entertainment as we know it now can survive in its present form is very much at question. I’d recommend enjoying what we have while we still have it, because change is coming, and the changes that I see coming aren’t good.


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ACLU statement on Supreme Court stay of Virginia marriage decision

ACLU of Virginia Executive Director, Claire Guthrie Gastañaga, issued a statement today in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision to stay the recent Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Schaefer v. Bostic striking down Virginia’s discriminatory marriage ban.


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Robert Hurt: Healthcare law continues to cost Americans more

Insurance rates for 2015, the second year since the implementation of the president’s healthcare law, are projected to increase more than 8 percent according to a report released Tuesday by PricewaterhouseCoopers.


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Sen. Emmett Hanger honored by doctors’ group

State Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Augusta County) has been named Virginia Academy of Family Physicians’ 2014 Legislator of the Year.


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HHS: Healthcare law will provide families in Virginia with an average refund of $148 this summer

Consumers in Virginia will benefit from $8,913,605 in refunds from healthcare insurance companies this summer, averaging $148 per family, because of the Affordable Care Act.


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Herring helps defend access to healthcare affordability tax credits

Attorney General Herring filed an amicus brief in the case and Virginia delivered oral argument defending the right of low- and moderate-income Virginians to access thousands of dollars in assistance to make healthcare coverage more affordable.


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McAuliffe statement on conflicting federal rulings on Affordable Care Act

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today in response to the conflicting rulings of two federal courts on the Affordable Care Act:


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Bob Goodlatte: Protecting the balance of powers

The White House’s continued actions are in direct conflict with the carefully crafted balance of powers found in the United States Constitution, and the House of Representatives is preparing to take action to hold the Administration accountable and stop these abuses.


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Dave Brat raises $400K for congressional campaign

Seventh District Republican congressional candidate Dave Brat announced today that his campaign has raised nearly $400,000 in the 40 days ended June 30th, with the bulk of those dollars coming from 4673 individual donors.