Alternative Medicaid Options

Alternative Medicaid Options Federally Qualified Health Centers are important safety net providers in rural areas. FQHCs are outpatient clinics that qualify for specific reimbursement systems under Medicare and Medicaid. They include federally designated Health Center...

Senate Majority Leader’s Statement

Disagreements with the House’s Plan are Unchanged. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Senate Majority Leader's Statement News Release Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City), Co-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, today issued the following...

How Expansion Affects States Bond Ratings

STATE CREDIT RATINGS Senate’s proposed budget places more money into Virginia’s cash reserves than the House’s plan      In the March 29, 2018, edition of The Richmond Times Dispatch, Virginia Secretary of Finance Aubrey Layne expressed his view that Virginia...

Expansion is Fueling the Opioid Epidemic

Drugs for Dollars Public appreciation for the program [Medicaid] has steadily increased as people come to understand its importance in the health care system, including its central role in combating the opioid epidemic   How Medicaid Has Helped to Fuel the Opioid...

Speaker Howell Op-Ed on Medicaid Expansion

Torn on Medicaid? Virginia is known for its judicious, responsible approach to governing. We must continue to apply that approach when looking at all issues, including health care. Medicaid expansion is at best a risky bet. An alternative approach would be the better...

Lower Pay for Teachers and Crowding

Crowding Out K-12 Education The real budget story behind those teachers strikes Following the nationwide trend, Medicaid has taken a growing toll on Oklahoma’s budget.   Medicaid and public pensionsWall Street Journal The lead editorial in today’s Wall Street...

Financially Risky for the Commonwealth

Financially Risky for the Commonwealth EDITORIAL : Apr 10, 2018 Free Lance-Star MEMBERS of the Virginia General Assembly return to Richmond today for a special session in an attempt to do what they failed to do during their regular 60-day session: pass a biennial...