Hospitals here in Virginia are sounding the alarm – warning state lawmakers that they’ll be in big financial trouble if the legislature does not expand Medicaid.
The Affordable Care Act set out to provide health care coverage for almost everyone. Only undocumented residents were left out. The bill promised affordable health insurance, and for those who made too little money, states were supposed to expand their Medicaid programs, and the federal government would pick up the tab.
A visit from an Internet guru has the entrepreneurial crowd at Virginia Tech abuzz. Alexis Ohanian, the founder of Reddit, which people call ‘the front page of the internet,’ will speak at the University Sunday.
Alexis Ohanian graduated from The University of Virginia but he wanted to make a point of speaking at Virginia Tech on his book tour, because he knew about the community of current and future technology entrepreneurs here. Drew Stegmeier, past president of the Entrepreneurs club at tech, is one of them.
While some parents may not realize it, the difference between taking home a healthy bundle of joy from the hospital and a child who may suffer from a lifetime of health complications … is a prick on the heel, about five drops of blood, and a team of scientists. It’s the newborn screening that every child born in the Commonwealth goes through. Affected parents and medical professionals on Friday quietly celebrated a medical milestone. . .