Tag: healthcare


‘The power of a pissed-off generation:’ Research reveals more than 8 million new eligible young voters

A new report from the Center for Information Research on Civic Engagement (CIRCLE) shows an estimated 8.3 million newly eligible voters for the 2022 midterm elections.


Youngkin signs bill to expand health care coverage options for small business

Gov. Glenn Youngkin made a show on Thursday with his signing of HB 884, sponsored by Del. Kathy Byron, R-Bedford, and SB 195, sponsored by Sen. Montgomery “Monty” Mason, D-Williamsburg, which will permit the creation of benefits consortiums for small businesses in Virginia.

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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