Stories tagged: "health"


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Up to One-third of Rural Virginia Hospitals Are At Risk of Closure. Here’s What Would Help.

With up to one-third of rural hospitals at risk of closure, Dogwood looked into possible reasons and remedies. Here’s what we found.

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Restricting Reproductive Freedom Is a Top Priority for Virginia Republicans

Several anti-abortion rights bills have been introduced in Virginia for 2023’s legislative session. Here’s a breakdown.

A supporter of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) stands in front of the Supreme Court of the United States as the Court begins hearing arguments from California v. Texas about the legality of the ACA on November 10, 2020 in Washington, DC. Today is the first time that the Court is hearing a case with all three of President Donald Trump's appointments; Associate Justices Neil Gorsuch, Bret Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett. California v. Texas is the Republican's latest effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act after repeated efforts to repeal the Act through the legislative process. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
Need Health Insurance? Here’s How to Enroll in the Affordable Care Act for 2023

There are a number of changes coming to ACA coverage in 2023. Here’s a breakdown of what enrollees need to know, and how to apply.

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What If Your Doctor Saw Your Real-Time Health Results? In Virginia, That’s Possible!

The at-home patient monitoring option will allow six community health organizations throughout the commonwealth to keep track of select patients’ weight, blood pressure, and temperature, without having to step foot in the office. The at-home patient monitoring option will allow six community health organizations throughout the commonwealth to keep track of select patients’ weight, blood pressure, and temperature, without having to step foot in the office.

FILE - Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra speaks during a news conference June 28, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Is The Affordable Care Act Nondiscriminatory? A Proposed Change Would Ensure That!

Section 1557 of the ACA would prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability in certain health programs and activities.

Abortion-rights protesters regroup and protest following Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, federally protected right to abortion, outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years, a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Virginia Reacts to Roe v. Wade Ruling

Abortion is still legal in Virginia, despite the Supreme Court’s ruling.

Yes, she's a pastor. And yes, she's pro-choice.
A Pro-Choice Pastor on Why Fighting for Abortion Rights Is Central to Her Faith

Despite what you might think, a majority of Americans who follow a religious tradition support abortion being legal. Rev. Katy Zeh, CEO of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, is one of them. We spoke to Zeh to learn how she came to her pro-choice views, why fighting for abortion rights is central to her...