Category Archives: Health Care

Virginia Gains if Obamacare is Replaced

The Obamacare health replacement debate has re-entered the public arena with the dramatic new effort by center-right Senators Lindsay Graham and Bill Cassidy. Their idea is to send block grants to the states to spend on state designed and managed … Continue reading

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Carilion Wants it Both Ways

The Roanoke region needs more health care availability according to Carilion, the area’s mega hospital.   It now recognizes a problem that other health care providers have long known – the Roanoke area is underserved and has inadequate access to many important … Continue reading

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Demand Anticipated for Jobs in Health Care, Retail

What jobs will be in hot demand in the Richmond region during the next decade? Jobs in the health care and social assistance sector and in the retail industry top the list. For instance, the health care and social assistance … Continue reading

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Making the Case for Medicare Advantage

By Kristen Grow Government watchers know there are two parts to federal policy. First, there is the law passed by Congress. Second, there is how agencies implement the law. For Medicare Advantage, congressional support remains robust – but the program’s … Continue reading

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Cost Cuts Coming in a Post-Obamacare Health System

The University of Virginia Health System will need to dramatically cut costs to adapt to a post-Obamacare world, Dr. Richard P. Shannon, UVa’s executive vice president for health affairs, said yesterday. As the Daily Progress reports, Shannon briefed members of the … Continue reading

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