Health Insurance http://wvtf.org en Hobby Lobby Case Sparks Legislation http://wvtf.org/post/hobby-lobby-case-sparks-legislation <p>Most Virginia Democrats are pushing legislation to overturn last week's Supreme Court decision allowing some companies to deny contraception to&nbsp;employees.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:04:32 +0000 Matt Laslo 24272 at http://wvtf.org Hobby Lobby Case Sparks Legislation More Challenges for the Affordable Health Care Act http://wvtf.org/post/more-challenges-affordable-health-care-act <p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 24px; line-height: 25.68000030517578px;">The Affordable Health Care Act is facing yet another challenge out of Virginia. This time four residents are asking a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to invalidate the tax subsidies offered to people who purchase insurance through a federal healthcare exchange.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 11:53:14 +0000 Tommie McNeil 21413 at http://wvtf.org More Challenges for the Affordable Health Care Act 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? Remote Area Medical http://wvtf.org/post/remote-area-medical <p>A nonprofit organization that brings free medical care to underserved communities has announced the establishment of a state office and a permanent presence in Virginia.</p><p><a href="http://www.ramusa,org">“Remote Area Medical” </a>has been offering regular, mobile clinics in Southwest Virginia that have attracted thousands of patients needing care. RAM intends to expand operations—including to other regions of the Commonwealth.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 20:12:03 +0000 Anne Marie Morgan 20954 at http://wvtf.org Remote Area Medical Understanding the Rising Cost of Health Care http://wvtf.org/post/understanding-rising-cost-health-care <p>The cost of health care has been rising faster than other sectors for decades, to the point where today, one of every five dollars is spent there. &nbsp;But exactly <em>why</em> that is, has not been well understood, until now. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 20:10:00 +0000 Robbie Harris 20934 at http://wvtf.org Understanding the Rising Cost of Health Care