Category Archives: Health Care

Before Expanding Medicaid, Examine the Program’s Outcomes

When Virginia lawmakers start cranking up the old Medicaid-expansion jalopy in January, they would be well advised to pay attention to a new study out of California — not exactly your reddest of red states, so this is not Republican … Continue reading

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Is Your “Cadillac” Health Care Plan Really Just A Yugo In Disguise?

As the Affordable Care Act came into effect, many discussions took place as to whether certain health plans would be considered “Cadillac” plans, subjecting their sponsors to an excise tax because of too generous benefits. However, due to “subrogation” provisions, … Continue reading

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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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