Healthcare


FILE - Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra speaks during a news conference June 28, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Is The Affordable Care Act Nondiscriminatory? A Proposed Change Would Ensure That!

Section 1557 of the ACA would prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability in certain health programs and activities.

FILE - Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill July 21, 2022, in Washington. A bipartisan group of senators is pushing compromise legislation to restore abortion access in the wake of the June Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The legislation introduced by two Republicans and two Democrats on Aug. 1, is not expected to pass or even get a vote.(AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib, File)
Sen. Tim Kaine Introduces Bipartisan Reproductive Rights Legislation

“Every person in this country, no matter what zip code they live in, should have a basic federal guarantee about contraception and the availability of abortion services,” the senator said.

Contributed photo, with Dr. Jill Cottel in the center
Free Virtual Urgent Care Now Available Throughout The Commonwealth

The introduction of the Lackey Virtual Urgent Care option eliminated many barriers to accessing healthcare, by offering free care and taking away the need for transportation to get to a visit.

Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., speaks before President Joe Biden speaks about prescription drug costs at the Daniel Technology Center of Germanna Community College – Culpeper Campus, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, in Culpeper, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Can Women Travel For An Abortion?

In a telephone town hall on July 19, Rep. Abigail Spanberger answered questions and addressed concerns from constituents in her district on a host of issues, including abortion.

President Joe Biden signs an executive order on abortion access during an event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Friday, July 8, 2022, in Washington. From left, Vice President Kamala Harris, Biden, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, and Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Biden Signs Executive Order to Defend Abortion Rights

President Joe Biden on Friday signed an executive order that aims to protect access to reproductive health care and those who seek and provide abortions in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion.

Abortion-rights activists demonstrate against the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade that established a constitutional right to abortion, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 30, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Roe v. Wade Overturned: What’s Next?

Even though abortion access in Virginia is going to remain safe and legal, what's at stake with the overturn of Roe v. Wade?

Abortion-rights protesters regroup and protest following Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, federally protected right to abortion, outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years, a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Virginia Reacts to Roe v. Wade Ruling

Abortion is still legal in Virginia, despite the Supreme Court’s ruling.