Medicaid at 50: Looking Good and Capable of So Much More

In 1945, in a special message to Congress recommending a comprehensive health program, Harry Truman wrote: “People with low or moderate incomes do not get the same medical attention as those with high incomes. The poor have more sickness, but they get less medical care. People who live in rural areas do not get the … [Read more...]

King v Burwell

In a 6-3 decision, the US Supreme Court affirmed today that the Affordable Care Act’s subsidies are available to consumers in all states. This is great news! The ruling confirms what we have known all along – the law was designed to provide a tax credit to any American who qualifies, regardless of the type … [Read more...]

Post-Session: HAV Coalition

The 2015 General Assembly Session has ended without closing the health care coverage gap in Virginia. While the adopted budget includes some good provisions for safety net providers and a limited group of low-income adults with serious mental health conditions, the failure to close the gap for up to 400,000 Virginians overshadows those measures. Many … [Read more...]

HAV Statement on the Decision Not to Close the Coverage Gap by the House Appropriations and Senate Finance committees

The Healthcare for All Virginians (HAV) Coalition is deeply disappointed in the members of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance committees for their refusal to include the federal funding available to provide health insurance to over 400,000 low income Virginians. The budgets adopted yesterday leave gaping holes in Virginia’s safety net. While committee members included … [Read more...]

Healthcare for All Virginians Press Conference

As supporters of closing the health care coverage gap, Healthcare for All Virginians Coalition held a press conference in renewing our call for the legislature to take action this session and accept the funding available to Virginia to close the gap and get up to 400,000 people the health care they need. “We challenge opponents … [Read more...]