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HHS awards $1.4 million to health centers in Virginia to expand oral health services

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced $1.4 million in funding to support four health centers in Virginia.


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HHS awards $94 million to help treat prescription opioid, heroin abuse

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced $94 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 271 health centers.


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164,884 people in Virginia selected 2015 Marketplace plans in the first month of open enrollment

According to a report released by the Department of Health and Human Services this week, 164,884 people in Virginia selected plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace leading up to the December 15 deadline for coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2015.


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Sen. Tim Kaine weighs in on national strategy to prevent opiod abuse

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine joined 20 of his colleagues to write a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sylvia Mathews Burwell on the national strategy to address opioid abuse being developed by HHS.


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Post-midterm Obamacare prognosis: Hold the champagne

Surfing the wave, Republicans increased their majority in the House. But if you think this marks the beginning of the end of Obamacare, think again.


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Robert Hurt: We need to restore common sense to Washington

As I travel around Virginia’s Fifth District, I constantly hear from constituents who are astounded and upset by the manner in which the federal government operates at times.


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Warner, Kaine request information on Ebola readiness in Virginia hospitals

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are requesting information on what is being done to ensure Virginia hospitals and health professionals have the supplies, training and information they need to effectively identify and treat any patients who present symptoms of Ebola.


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Medicare Part B and prescription drug premiums for Virginians are $20.4 million lower than predicted for 2015

Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell announced today that next year’s standard Medicare Part B monthly premium and deductible will remain the same as the last two years.


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Robert Hurt: Protecting Americans’ privacy on Healthcare.gov

Recently, a constituent contacted our office to express concern over the fact that he was unable to delete his profile from Healthcare.gov.


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Affordable Care Act supports patient-centered medical homes in Virginia health centers

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced $544,912 in Affordable Care Act funding to 3 health centers in Virginia to support patient-centered medical homes through new construction and facility renovations.


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Robert Hurt: The House acts to address the crisis at the border

Last week, the House took critical steps toward addressing the current immigration crisis at our southern border by passing key legislation that addresses the root causes of the crisis and stops the flow of illegal border crossings.


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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.


Rockingham County Fair Pageant to be held Aug. 2

The Rockingham County Fair pageant is scheduled for Saturday, August 2 at the Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.


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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.


Hobby Lobby about much more than contraception

The Independent Women’s Forum applauds the decision of the Supreme Court in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp v. Sebelius.


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Robert Hurt: Community pushes back against federal overreach

This past week, the people of Lawrenceville and Brunswick County endured a tumultuous encounter with the federal government.


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Robert Hurt on withdrawal of immigrant facility plans

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement following the news that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is withdrawing its plan to use the campus of St. Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, VA as a detention center for juvenile illegal immigrants.


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Robert Hurt statement on proposed illegal immigrant facility

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement following tonight’s public hearing at Brunswick High School on the plans to use the campus of St. Paul’s College in Lawrenceville as a detention center for juvenile illegal immigrants.


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Hurt asks HHS to halt plans for juvenile immigrant facility

Congressman Robert Hurt released a statement in response to recent reports that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is considering using the campus of St. Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, VA as a detention center for juvenile illegal immigrants.


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Partnerships between doctors, hospitals strengthen care for Medicare beneficiaries

Well Virginia has been selected as one of 123 new Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in Medicare, providing approximately 1.5 million more Medicare beneficiaries with access to high-quality, coordinated care across the United States, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced this week.


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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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More partnerships between doctors. hospitals strengthen coordinated care for Medicare beneficiaries

Augusta Care Partners LLC has been selected as one of 123 new Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in Medicare, providing approximately 1.5 million more Medicare beneficiaries with access to high-quality, coordinated care across the United States, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today.