Republican Del. Bob Thomas wants to completely ban abortion

Despite Republicans' insistence that they won’t be eliminating abortion rights in Virginia, Del. Bob Thomas (R-Stafford), admitted that his party’s real goal is to hold onto their majority in the General Assembly,...

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 by President Trump, according to a new analysis by the...

The quiet majority

When Felicia Pricenor leaned into the mic at an anti-abortion rally in Virginia this week, the associate director of the Virginia Catholic Conference said she spoke on behalf of the “voiceless, the...

Support for abortion access reaches highest level in 24 years

Support for legal abortion has reached its highest level in more than 20 years, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, with 60% of Americans saying abortion should be legal in...

What the Trump administration’s latest attack on reproductive rights means for Virginia

The Trump administration announced this week that family planning clinics that receive taxpayer funding under the Title X program must stop referring women for abortions immediately. In its latest...

Eighteen Virginia hospitals to receive reduced Medicare payments

Based on the latest report from Kaiser Health News, Medicare reduced payments to 800 hospitals across the nation, penalizing them for high numbers of injuries and infections among patients. Eighteen of these hospitals are located...

Number of uninsured Americans increases under Trump

The number of uninsured Americans increased in 2018, marking the first increase in the uninsured rate since the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, with experts laying at least part of the...

This woman with stage four cancer had to give up her pain medication. Until...

Three hundred dollars was the difference between having health insurance or having to pay out-of-pocket for Sophia Spruill. Sophia was at a chemotherapy treatment for her stage four liver cancer when she...

More than 300,000 Virginians have enrolled in Medicaid thanks to expansion

More than 300,000 people have signed up for Virginia’s expanded Medicaid program, Gov. Ralph Northam announced on Wednesday. “Because we expanded the Commonwealth’s Medicaid program, hundreds of thousands of...
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Va. health officials confirm three cases of lung illness tied to vaping

The Virginia Department of Health announced Monday that there have been three confirmed cases of severe lung illnesses tied to the use of e-cigarettes, also known as vaping.  The issue...