Tensions are building up between the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate as the last few days to approve a state budget pass with little progress. The budgets mostly differ on the expansion of Medicaid, with a provision to request a...
With nine days left in the legislative session, supporters gathered outside the Capitol in the rain, to call on their Senators to support Medicaid expansion. Among the crowd was Dr. Paul Stromberg, not for himself, but in support of his...
A prominent Republican lawmaker from Southwest Virginia voiced his support for Medicaid expansion, as long as it had a work requirement provision, in an op-ed for The Roanoke Times Thursday. Del. Terry Kilgore, R-Scott, represents the struggling coal-country of Virginia....
Last month, the Trump administration published guidelines to encourage states to impose work requirements for Medicaid recipients. Later that month, Kentucky was the first state to implement a work requirement.  Medicaid recipients living in Kentucky responded - by filing a...
When lawmakers introduce legislation it’s typically based on their constituent’s wants and needs. But for some lawmakers, like Del. John Bell, D-Loudoun, the issues can become personal. Bell opened up about his son, who became addicted to opioids after...
Thomasine Wilson is a home care worker in the city of Richmond, Virginia. She takes care of baby boomers who prefer to stay in a familiar environment, rather than going to a nursing home. Wilson said she worries about...
On Thursday, voters saw the first round of Medicaid expansion bills fail in the committee of Education and Health. But with a wide range of bills across different panels in both the House and the Senate, Medicaid advocates have...
Sen. Emmett Hanger from Mount Solon started his introduction on Thursday by stating he is a Republican, something that most people in the committee room already knew. But Hanger started with this to make a point - that he...
Reproductive health, equal pay and paid family and medical leave are a few of the issues supported by the Women’s Equality Coalition, announced today in a press conference. Last year, many women’s rights bills were left on the table...