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Charlottesville healthcare advocacy group helps passage of new law

Members of local advocacy group Charlottesville For Reasonable Health Insurance provided testimony at the Virginia General Assembly and organized an email campaign, helping to ensure passage of a critical Virginia healthcare bill that will offer some in the area relief from this year’s health insurance premium crisis.

Healthcare bill clears Senate with bipartisan support

Republican State Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant’s SB 915, which represents an important step towards recognizing the need to close the coverage gap and extending healthcare coverage to nearly 400,000 uninsured Virginians, unanimously passed the State Senate on Tuesday.

Is healthcare in the US in crisis?

The United States spends more on healthcare than any other nation in the world. It also has access to skills, knowledge, and technologies which are well beyond the reach of many other nations. However, in spite of this significant potential, the US healthcare system has earned a reputation around the world for being unusually cold and cruel, with care routinely being denied to patients on financial grounds.

Poll: 83 percent of Virginians support healthcare coverage for the uninsured

Community hospital leaders highlighted policy priorities for improving the healthcare system during the 2018 General Assembly session and shared eye opening new poll numbers showing that the vast majority of Virginians support helping the uninsured get healthcare coverage.

Healthcare workers call for Medicaid expansion, Home Care Bill of Rights

Dedicated frontline healthcare workers, including home care providers, nurses and social workers, will testify at House Appropriations and Senate Finance committee budget hearings across Virginia on Wednesday.

Large coalition of groups call on Trump to make healthcare reform a reconciliation priority

Independent Women’s Voice, together with over 40 other groups representing millions of Americans, calls on President Donald Trump to build on the momentum of his successful tax reform effort and return to another central campaign promise: delivering health reform.

House Republican Leaders react to single payer system proposed by House Democrat candidates

House Republican Leaders responded to the 16 Virginia House Democratic candidates calling for a European-style single-payer healthcare system in the Commonwealth.

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Sen. Tim Kaine on latest GOP healthcare failure

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine comments on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s decision not to hold a vote on the Graham-Cassidy proposal before Sept. 30.

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Sen. Mark Warner on Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) released the following statement today on Senate Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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Speaker Howell on Anthem remaining in Virginia exchange

Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell comments following the announcement that Anthem will remain in the individual insurance exchange in 68 Virginia counties. 

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Kaine warns against insurers leaving rural Virginia communities

Tim Kaine participated in a hearing with health care stakeholders where he called on insurers to stop depriving people in rural Virginia.

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Kaine urges healthcare fix that helps rural Virginia

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine raised concerns about the painful effects of health care uncertainty on rural communities in Virginia.

How to run a more professional healthcare-related business

Many people who own or manage healthcare organizations are extremely talented in the area they specialize in.

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Sen. Warner on failed vote to repeal Affordable Care Act

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Finance and Budget Committees, released the following statement on tonight’s vote.

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Kaine speaks out on Senate healthcare bill

Tim Kaine spoke today on the Senate floor following the news that Republicans once again do not have the votes to pass their healthcare bill.

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Tim Kaine on latest Senate GOP healthcare reform

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the release of the latest version of the Senate Republican health care bill.

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Warner speaks out against Senate Republican healthcare bill

Virginia Sen. Mark Warner spoke out today against the Senate Republican healthcare repeal bill,.

Report: Per capita caps in Senate healthcare bill would cost Virginia $1.4 billion

A preliminary analysis of the Senate’s “repeal and replace” bill shows caps in the proposal would cost Virginia at least $1.4 billion over seven years.

Carper, Kaine introduce bill to improve healthcare marketplace

U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Tim Kaine introduced the Individual Health Insurance Marketplace Improvement Act to help stabilize the healthcare marketplace.

Integer invests more than $7 million to expand Salem operations

Integer™, known locally as Lake Region Medical, has invested more than $7 million to expand its manufacturing capabilities in the City of Salem.

Virginia members urge congressional leadership to protect miners’ healthcare

Virginia leaders urged Congress to take action to protect retired coal miners who risk losing their healthcare benefits.

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Tim Kaine talks Meals on Wheels, healthcare, visits Wayne Theatre in Waynesboro visit

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine met with a group of health- and senior-service providers Friday at the Waynesboro Senior Center.

Sen. Warner on confirmation of Seema Verma for CMS administrator

Sen. Warner comments after the Senate voted 55-43 to confirm Seema Verma to serve as the next CMS administrator.

Warner, Kaine announce bill to improve women’s healthcare access

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced that they are original co-sponsors of the Women’s Health Protection Act.

Sen. Warner on Republican healthcare plan

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) comments on the Republican healthcare plan.

Virginia Organizing to Bob Goodlatte: Protect healthcare

The Harrisonburg chapter of Virginia Organizing is calling on Congressman Bob Goodlatte to protect healthcare coverage.

Virginia hospitals to lawmakers: ‘Do no harm’ on healthcare

The Virginia hospital community is advocating a do no harm approach to state legislation on healthcare policy.

Poll: Virginians want restraint on healthcare policy changes

New polling from Mason-Dixon Polling & Research shows strong majorities of Virginians are concerned about the future of healthcare.

Report: One in five Marketplace consumers was small business owner, self-employed

Treasury released a report with new data on sources of health insurance coverage for small business owners and self-employed workers.

Warner, Kaine call on Paul Ryan to stop partisan attacks on women’s healthcare access

Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine sent a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan calling for an end to attacks on the nation’s largest women’s healthcare provider.

‘Our First Stand’ rallies set from coast to coast

More than a dozen rallies have been scheduled from coast to coast in a major show of grassroots support for critical healthcare programs.

Medical aid in dying: A hallmark of patient-centered care

The question before us is why is the issue of medical aid in dying gaining so much momentum? And how can we leverage this momentum?

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Virginia Organizing holding healthcare rally in Harrisonburg on Tuesday

The Harrisonburg Chapter of Virginia Organizing will hold a public demonstration in support of the Affordable Care Act.

House Republicans outline healthcare reform agenda

Republican members of the Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday outlined their legislative agenda to reform healthcare.

Advocates launch coalition to improve healthcare in Virginia

Healthcare providers, patients, payers, advocates and other concerned residents have partnered to launch the Virginia Coalition to Reform COPN.

Warner, Kaine announce funding for health services, early childhood education

HHS will award $17,631,822 in grants for various health care organizations, medical research and Head Start programs across the Commonwealth.

Dumfries Town Council passes resolution urging expansion of healthcare coverage

The Dumfries Town Council is calling on the General Assembly to fully accept federal Medicaid funding to provide healthcare coverage for its residents.

Thousands of Virginians stand to gain financial help buying 2017 health coverage

About 8.8 million Americans who buy health insurance through HealthCare.gov receive tax credits that help make coverage more affordable.

Healthcare sector can contribute more to Virginia economy

The healthcare sector plays an important role in Virginia’s economy. About 11 percent of all jobs in Virginia are in the healthcare and social assistance sector.

Comparing public healthcare in the US and Europe

Some people would like to think that Americans are healthier and better off with their public healthcare system compared to their European counterparts.

Fenway brief argues that gun violence is an LGBT public health issue

The Fenway Institute of Fenway Health released a policy brief showing that gun violence poses a substantial threat to the health of the LGBT community.

HHS encourages Virginia consumers to evaluate Marketplace options

Millions of Americans gained coverage or found more affordable options thanks to premium tax credits available through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

New data show major improvements in health care access in Virginia under ACA

Virginians are experiencing slower growth in health care premiums, increased access to coverage, and higher quality of care under the Affordable Care Act.

Brief outlines impact of HHS rule on transgender people accessing healthcare

The Fenway Institute released What the new Affordable Care Act nondiscrimination rule means for providers and LGBT patients.

Virginia Tech shapes next generation of healthcare industry leaders

Virginia Tech will expand its footprint in Downtown Roanoke in November when it opens its leadership coaching institute for the healthcare and life sciences industries.

Study: Large variations in payments for hospital care to injured workers

Rising hospital costs in the treatment of injured workers receives attention from public policymakers and system stakeholders in many states.

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VCU Health selected for multi-site demonstration to transform complex care

VCU Health was chosen to participate in Transforming Complex Care, a multi-site demonstration aimed at refining effective care models.

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Ken Plum: Day a year health care

Organizing the healthcare days in Wise County is the Health Wagon, a mobile health clinic, that provides services throughout the year for a four-county region.

Virginia healthcare community united in Zika prevention, response

Virginia healthcare leaders gathered Wednesday to share prevention tips to combat the spread of the Zika virus.

Warner, Kaine push pilot program to improve veterans’ healthcare

Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are pushing the VA for an update on a local pilot program designed to improve healthcare for our nation’s veterans.

Report: Local governments play critical role in achieving public health goals

Healthy communities don’t just happen. They are created by a multitude of social, economic, environmental, and behavioral factors.

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Staunton Medical Associates to join Augusta Medical Group

Staunton Medical Associates, the primary care practice of Kerry Alexander, Stephanie Pitsilos, and Susan Becker, will join Augusta Medical Group on Oct. 1.

VHHA statement on proposed insurance consolidation

Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association leadership delivered testimony in opposition to the proposed merger of Anthem Inc. and Cigna Corporation.

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Virginia Organizing on health insurance merger: Listen to the people

Virginia Organizing leaders stress the importance of addressing concerns about the Anthem-Cigna mega-merger.

McAuliffe vetoes bill exempting direct primary care agreements from health insurance laws, regulations

Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed House Bill 685, which would have excluded direct primary care agreements from health insurance laws and regulations.