Medicare and Medicaid

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Word that the Affordable Care Act is under attack has its supporters in Virginia planning a series of protests around the state.  Robbie Harris reports that the one in Danville on December 21st was as much a ‘thank you’ march as it was a protest against repealing the health care law.

Report Gives Lawmakers Ideas for Reducing Medicaid Costs

Dec 12, 2016

A report by Virginia's Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission delivered to lawmakers Monday took a look at how the state can reduce the $4 billion it annually spends on Medicaid. 

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Virginia’s two U.S. senators are pushing legislation to help rural hospitals across the commonwealth get the same reimbursement rate for Medicare as their urban counterparts. 

In Washington, Virginia’s two senators are joining forces along with half a dozen other senators to help encourage states to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act.  The law is aimed at extending a deadline that’s already passed. 

 

Drawing up the state budget happens every two years, and the process is plugging along now at the capitol. The Governor has made his suggestions, and this weekend Virginia’s House and Senate issued theirs.  Now it’s on to wrangling out the details.

With three weeks left to finalize the specifics -- lawmakers, lobbyists, and the Governor will be scrutinizing all three proposals to figure out how best to use taxpayer dollars over the next two years. We take a look at what still needs to be pinned down.

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