Healthcare

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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

The White House issued an executive order on Monday that aims to force insurance companies, doctors and hospitals to give patients more...

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.

State Sen. Dunnavant backed health plans that don’t take anyone with pre-existing conditions

Virginia State Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant is always willing to undo regulations for big corporations, a trait that plays well among her conservative...

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...

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