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Governor McAuliffe announces federal approval, launch of Governor’s Access Plan

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday announced the launch of the Governor’s Access Plan, or GAP, which will provide vital medical and behavioral health services for 20,000 individuals who have a serious mental illness and are uninsured.


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Statement from Virginia Democrats on Governor McAuliffe’s budget plan

Statement from Morgan Finkelstein, press secretary for the Democratic Party of Virginia on the budget proposal from Governor Terry McAuliffe.


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Virginia Organizing to lead demonstration at Senate Finance Committee meeting on Friday

As the Virginia Senate Finance Committee meets in Staunton to discuss Virginia’s economy and budget outlook, Virginia Organizing leaders will gather to show support for Medicaid expansion.


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McAuliffe kicks off Virginia ObamaCare open enrollment

Gov. Terry McAuliffe kicked off this year’s open enrollment for the Federal Marketplace, promising to take an aggressive role in helping eligible Virginians sign up for health insurance.


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Augusta Health Community Benefits Committee awards grants

The Community Benefit Committee of the Augusta Health Board of Directors has awarded six single-year grants and three multi-year grants to meet the healthcare needs of the community.


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Study: Virginia needs improvement for women’s health

Virginia Organizing released the Alliance for a Just Society’s “2014 Women’s Health Report Card” today, which ranked Virginia as number 25 with a grade of “C.”


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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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Will Speaker Howell support his own party’s healthcare bill?

If House Republicans were serious about using this special session to close the healthcare coverage gap, you think they’d be wiling to at least consider a bill coming from their own party.


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Northern Virginia Chamber Partnership praises Tom Rust’s Medicaid expansion

The Northern Virginia Chamber Partnership today credited Delegate Tom Rust for introducing the Virginia Health Care Independence Act.


Lieutenant Governor Northam applauds McAuliffe’s healthcare initiatives

In response to today’s announcement by Governor McAuliffe that the Commonwealth will provide additional healthcare coverage and services to 200,000 Virginians, Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam released the following statement.


McAuliffe announces recipients of 2014 Governor’s Public Service Awards

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Thursday announced the recipients of the Governor’s Public Service Awards at an Executive Mansion ceremony honoring seven state employees.


Politics Notebook: Dems blast Bill Stanley healthcare tour, new Gillespie Senate ad

Virginia Democrats are raising issue with State Sen. Bill Stanley and his healthcare tour in Southside Virginia.


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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Constituents to Speaker Howell: We need healthcare!

Virginia Organizing leaders and community members gathered in Fredericksburg on Sunday at 9 a.m. to protest the actions of Speaker of the House of Delegates William Howell on Medicaid expansion.


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Senate Democrats comment on House veto action

This evening, Senate Democrats criticized Speaker Howell’s ruling that Gov. McAuliffe’s line-item veto of the Stanley amendment was out of order.


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State Sen. Lynwood Lewis on budget vote

I have been a supporter from day one on this most important policy issue, to close the coverage gap. It is the right policy for Virginia’s budget, for Virginia businesses and for the hard working Virginians in need of health insurance and the preventative health care services insurance provides.


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Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation seeking grant applications

Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation is accepting grant applications from Virginia non-profit organizations seeking funding for initiatives to improve oral health. Applications are being accepted now through September 30, 2014.


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Did House GOP resort to bribery to keep 400K Virginians uninsured?

Calling it a ‘new low in GOP health care obstructionism’, Americans United for Change issued the following statement reacting to the Washington Post’s reporting that Virginia House Republicans appear to have persuaded a Democratic senator to resign his seat.


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Medicaid expansion to help working individuals in Virginia

Almost 60 percent of the 360,000 Virginians who would benefit from the state’s Medicaid expansion—roughly 212,000 residents—are working Virginians employed in occupations that most people rely on daily and are critical to the state’s economy.


Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam concludes Southside, Southwest VA swing

This afternoon Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam finished a two-day barnstorm trip through Southwest and Southside Virginia, his first as the Commonwealth’s lieutenant governor.


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Democrats: Del. Bell chooses Tea Party ideology over calls from Virginia constituents

Last night in Waynesboro, Republican Delegate Dickie Bell held a town hall with Koch Brother funded Americans for Prosperity.


Quentin Kidd: Response to Emmett Hanger on Medicaid

While certainly not desiring to take anything away from Emmett Hanger’s leadership on Medicaid expansion, the positions in the General Assembly on this issue overwhelmingly fall along party lines.


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Senate Republican, Democrat call on House to pass state budget

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Dick Saslaw (D -Fairfax) and Sen. John Watkins (R-Powhatan) called on the Virginia House of Delegates to end procedural delays and pass a version of the Senate’s budget.


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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 passes budget with Marketplace Virginia as key feature

The full Senate passed a bipartisan budget containing Marketplace Virginia, the compromise “private option” designed to close the health care coverage gap and enable up to 400,000 uninsured Virginians to access care.