Healthcare

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...

Virginia autism bill removes age limit for private insurance coverage

In a move that will help tens of thousands of Virginia families, Gov. Ralph Northam signed legislation Tuesday that massively expands insurance coverage...

Industry group forms to push for cannabis commercialization

As public support for the decriminalization and legalization of cannabis grows in Virginia and across the country, an industry group has been...

More than 272,500 Virginians have signed up for Medicaid this year

More than 272,500 Virginians have already enrolled in Medicaid since enrollment for the state’s Medicaid expansion began on January 1, 2019.

As drug costs soar, 177 healthcare CEOs earn $2.6 billion

While every day Virginians continue to pay more for their prescription drugs, the chief executives of 177 healthcare companies collectively earned more...

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...

Federal judge backtracks on “landmark” abortion ruling

In a startling twist of events, U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson canceled his own decision to strike down a Virginia law...

Meet the women trying to flip rural Virginia blue

While some Democrats might write off western Virginia as being too red to win, four women are trying to prove them wrong.

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