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...
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Even without citizenship question, Virginia health programs could suffer from census miscount

President Trump's abrupt decision to drop the citizenship question from the 2020 census is a relief for those who rely on census data for everything from research to allocating federal funds to...

Virginians waiting for GOP action on drug costs

A majority of Virginians (55%) want the government to address healthcare costs, according to a recent survey. In particular, Virginians want lawmakers to focus on addressing the cost of prescription drugs, which have increased...

78% of Virginians worried about affording healthcare in the future

More than half (55%) of Virginians have had trouble affording health care in the last year, and 78% are worried about affording health care in the future, according to the Virginia Consumer...

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 repeal of the Affordable Care Act would mean for Virginia

A federal appeals court panel heard arguments Tuesday on whether an earlier decision to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act from a Texas judge should stand. It is the latest step...

Virginia Medicaid outlines strategy to eliminate racial disparity in maternal mortality by 2025

Black women are roughly three times more likely than white women to suffer a pregnancy-related death; a disparity that Gov. Ralph Northam said he wants to eliminate by 2025.

White House issues executive order to battle healthcare costs, but still wants to repeal...

The White House issued an executive order on Monday that aims to force insurance companies, doctors and hospitals to give patients more information about their healthcare costs before they receive it.

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 must either be employed or prove that they are trying...

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.