Medicaid Expansion-We Still Need Your Help!

Martha Harding cares for four grandchildren, who are on Medicaid. She works in a minimum-wage administrative job. “I don’t have insurance, and I worry about what would happen to my grandchildren if I get sick or hurt and can’t work,” she says. “Hard-working people like me, age 55 to 64, have a difficult time because […]

Welfare bills progress in the Virginia Senate

By Kathy Adams, The Virginian-Pilot Efforts to expand welfare eligibility, drug test some welfare recipients and limit where their benefits may be used are progressing in the Virginia Senate. The Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services this morning approved the measures, including a reworked version of a proposal to require drug testing for welfare […]

Group: Medicaid Expansion = 30,000 Jobs + Billions to VA Economy

By Monique Coppola, Public News Service- VA Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell said in his State of the Commonwealth Address this week that he will not support the Medicaid expansion in Virginia, which is part of the federal health care reform law. The governor’s new budget reflects this decision. Jill Hanken, an attorney with the Virginia […]

2013 Legislative Session

During the 2013 legislative session, VPLC will work to preserve and enhance opportunities for low-income Virginians to obtain health care, public assistance and safe and decent affordable housing.  We will also work to protect their rights to be free from predatory consumer practices and financial exploitation and safe from domestic and sexual violence.  Above all, […]

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