Tag: CHIP

Warner, Kaine co-sponsor bill to extend Children’s Health Insurance Program

With federal funding that provides health care coverage to more than 10 million children nationwide through the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) set to expire, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine today joined 38 of their Senate colleagues to introduce legislation that would extend CHIP funding through 2019.


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Report: Full-time working Virginians lack living wage

Only 26 percent of all full-time workers in Virginia earn a wage that will allow a single working parent with two children to make ends meet.


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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.


United Way of Greater Augusta CEO leads lobby effort on Capitol Hill

Cynthia Pritchard, the CEO of United Way of Greater Augusta, led representatives from Virginia’s United Way organizations in Washington, D.C., to lobby Congress to help working families who may be struggling to make ends meet in the Shenandoah Valley.


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Michael Petit: President Obama’s budget strengthens commitment to families

President Obama released his budget for 2015 this week. In it, he details many important initiatives the administration has for improving the health, education, and safety of America’s children and youth.