Medicare and Medicaid http://wvtf.org en GOP Preps for Battle http://wvtf.org/post/gop-preps-battle <p>Virginia House Republicans are pulling out the big guns and preparing for a major battle with Governor Terry McAuliffe's plans to expand Medicaid on his own.</p><p>They asked the former Solicitor General who has argued more Supreme Court cases this century than another other lawyer to provide a legal analysis of McAuliffe’s options.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:22:39 +0000 Tommie McNeil 23405 at http://wvtf.org GOP Preps for Battle The Morning After: Budget Reaction http://wvtf.org/post/morning-after-budget-reaction <p></p><p>Some Virginia policy analysts say after months of stalling and keeping constituents on the edge of their seats, the General Assembly still blundered by passing a budget without Medicaid expansion.</p><p>Groups that include Virginia Organizing, Progress Virginia, and the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis say that not only has the budget left hundreds of thousands of Virginians without affordable healthcare options—but residents are left with a gaping budgetary hole that needs to be filled.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:36:08 +0000 Tommie McNeil 22831 at http://wvtf.org The Morning After: Budget Reaction Chamber of Commerce Health Care Conference http://wvtf.org/post/chamber-commerce-health-care-conference <p></p><p>Although Virginia lawmakers are still locked in a stalemate over Medicaid expansion, over the next two days business leaders, health care providers, and technology innovators are addressing the rising costs of healthcare and how to mitigate them—whether lawmakers reach a deal or not.</p><p>It’s all part of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Virginia Health Care Conference held in downtown Richmond.</p><p><br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 21:12:45 +0000 Tommie McNeil 22400 at http://wvtf.org Chamber of Commerce Health Care Conference Medicaid Expansion: Are There Options Beyond July 1st? http://wvtf.org/post/medicaid-expansion-are-there-options-beyond-july-1st <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 24px; line-height: 25.68000030517578px;">What's next?&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 24px; line-height: 25.68000030517578px;">&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 24px; line-height: 25.68000030517578px;">It's the question being asked all over the Commonwealth after some lawmakers said if Medicaid expansion isn't part of the new budget, they ARE willing to hold out BEYOND the&n Thu, 08 May 2014 12:00:26 +0000 Tommie McNeil 21095 at http://wvtf.org Medicaid Expansion: Are There Options Beyond July 1st? VA Medicaid Expansion a Lively Topic in Charlottesville http://wvtf.org/post/va-medicaid-expansion-lively-topic-charlottesville <p>The conservative group Americans for Prosperity organized a public forum in Charlottesville this week to discuss Medicaid expansion.&nbsp; The featured speakers were two Republican Delegates who strongly oppose the idea, but it seemed they had come to the wrong place, as supporters packed the auditorium. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:04:09 +0000 Sandy Hausman 20379 at http://wvtf.org VA Medicaid Expansion a Lively Topic in Charlottesville