Healthcare

Virginia “work requirements” for Medicaid threaten thousands of enrollees

Twenty-one thousand, six hundred low-income Virginians will lose their health insurance when the state implements a Republican-backed rule mandating that Medicaid enrollees...

How the “mother of states” treats women

Women make up 51% of the population in Virginia, but only 26.4% of the General Assembly. With that disparity in mind, we decided to take a look at how the laws passed (or not passed) by a predominantly-male, Republican-led General Assembly have affected women in Virginia.

Trump administration could make it harder for Virginians to qualify for Medicaid, SNAP

Tens of thousands of Virginians could lose access to their healthcare and food assistance programs if the Trump administration goes through with...

Will state Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant’s opposition to Medicaid expansion hurt her in 2019?

Virginia’s historic Medicaid expansion caused headaches for the handful of Republicans who voted for it during this year's primaries. But now, with...

Planned Parenthood launches advocacy group to protect abortion rights in Virginia

Planned Parenthood is launching a regional political advocacy group to protect abortion rights in Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C.

Over 180 CEOs speak out against recent abortion bans, but none from Virginia

More than 180 CEOs, including leaders from H&M, Yelp, Warby Parker, and Bloomberg LP published a letter in a full-page ad in...

Health officials warn of possible exposure to measles in NoVA

If you were at Terminal A in Dulles International Airport on Sunday June 2 between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m., you might have...

Virginia aims to eliminate racial disparity in maternal mortality by 2025

Black women are more than two times as likely to die from a pregnancy-related death in Virginia than white women, a disparity...

Most new Medicaid enrollees live in places Trump won

Most of the roughly 280,000 Virginians who now have health insurance thanks to Virginia’s Medicaid expansion live in cities and counties won...

Republican candidate Tina Freitas wants to ban abortion, compares herself to abolitionists

Tina Freitas, a Republican challenging incumbent state Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon) in Virginia's 24th district, said that she wants to ban...

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