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Nurse Practitioners can finally practice on their own in Virginia

It's National Nurses Day and the beginning of National Nurses Week, which is a fitting time to honor nurse practitioner Susan Adamson. A nurse practitioner of 26 years, Adamson...

Virginia Republicans face friendly fire over Medicaid votes

A handful of Virginia Republicans are facing backlash over their votes to expand Medicaid coverage to up to 400,000 Virginians. Del. Chris Peace (R-Hanover) is facing a bitter challenge...
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Virginians could face surge in long-term-care insurance premiums

Virginians holding long-term-care insurance policies could see double or triple-digit percentage increases in their premiums. That’s what would happen if the companies selling these policies get their way....

Trump “going for the rest” of Obamacare

President Trump made waves on Friday by indicating that he was once again going to target Obamacare. Appearing at the NRA Convention in Indianapolis, Trump boasted about eliminating the...

Virginia works to reduce black maternal mortality rate

Black women in Virginia die during or near childbirth more than three times as often as women from any other race. In recent years, this staggering discrepancy prompted...

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...

Sen. Tim Kaine introduces bill to help LGBTQ youth

Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) introduced legislation this week that aims to improve support for LGBTQ youth who are at risk of or have already suffered child abuse.

“TRAP Laws” put abortion rights at risk in Virginia

Nearly one-in-four women in the United States have an abortion by age 45, but if you’re in Virginia, getting the procedure might be harder than you think. Since...

What happened this year in the General Assembly

Virginia’s General Assembly is gone for the year. Despite being engulfed by scandal, some things of note actually happened during this session. Below we've gathered the highlights of what got done, what...

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...