Several organizations are still advocating for Virginia lawmakers to expand Medicaid within the Commonwealth. Opponents have argued that it is already too costly, is the largest single item in the state budget, and is in need of many reforms. But as Virginia Public Radio’s Tommie McNeil reports, the Department of Medical Assistance Services says it is addressing one major expense-by simplifying the process for providing care to those who receive both Medicaid and Medicare. . .
One of the nation’s most controversial artists has announced a surprising new work. It's a living tribute to W.E.B. Dubois. Carrie Mae Weems is a photographer who has reached back in history to honor millions of people who never got their due – women, people of color, and now the early civil rights activist W.E.B. Dubois.
On the 50th anniversary of his death, she began thinking about her favorite flower – and an unusual way to preserve the memory of Dubois.
The Roanoke Times will tackle the major parts of the Affordable Care Act over the next several months. The first installment of the series will run in Sunday's edition. Beverly Amsler talked with Laurence Hammack, who's one of the writers of the series.
On the surface, one could assume that the comprehensive nature of the Affordable Care Act will provide some level of medical care for all Americans. As such, what is the future of free clinics? Tab O’Neal reports:
Painting themselves as the "mainstream ticket," the Democratic nominees for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General say Virginians have a clear contrast between them and the Republican nominees, which the Democrats have dubbed “the Tea Party ticket.” And as Virginia Public Radio’s Tommie McNeil reports, as a show of solidarity, the defeated primary candidates announced that they’re now committing themselves to getting their former opponents elected.