Category Archives: Health Care

State’s Strand of Budget Worry Beads Capped by Expanded Medicaid

Call them the Secretary of Finance’s worry beads.  It is easy to imagine Aubrey Layne putting his fingers on one bead on the strand after another as he asks the economic powers outside his control to smile on Virginia and … Continue reading

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More Reason for Cynicism about Medicaid Expansion

More than 300,000 Virginians have something today they didn’t have last year — health insurance through Medicaid, observes Virginia Public Radio. What they don’t have is a primary care physician. Many are still seeking primary care treatment at hospital emergency … Continue reading

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Real Medicare Doesn’t Match Political Promises

We had been on Medicare exactly two days when our first premium increase notice arrived, a nice healthy 5% jump. This isn’t the Medicare Heaven that I keep hearing about from the presidential contenders. I want that Medicare, the idyllic … Continue reading

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Virginia’s Diabetes Problem

Health may be correlated with income and Virginia may have the ninth-highest average household income among the 50 states, but the Old Dominion ranks 23rd in the nation for the incidence of diabetes, according to a Gallup-Sharecare report based on 2017 data. … Continue reading

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Health Care Choices Proposal: A New Generation of Health Reform

The plan, called the Health Care Choices Proposal, takes a federalist approach in moving power and control of the health sector away from Washington, through the states, and ultimately to consumers. The recommendations were developed by the Health Policy Consensus … Continue reading

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