Medicaid Expansion Costs Predicted to be Far Lower than Estimated

By Michael Martz, Richmond Times-Dispatch The administration of Gov. Bob McDonnell estimates that expanding Virginia’s Medicaid program would cost the state $137.5 million over nine years, far lower than previous estimates that have ranged as high as $2.2 billion. The estimate reflects $584.3 million in expected savings in the first five years of the expansion, […]

Medicaid Expansion in VA Now Under Serious Review

By Ashley Monfort, NBC12 A hot button issue brought hundreds of demonstrators to the State Capitol on Monday. More than 200 showed up as the Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission met for the first time to review changes to the Medicaid program. Both sides are giving their reasons for and against Medicaid expansion, but the commission […]

John Rellick Receives 2013 Virginia State Bar Legal Aid Award

The following is an excerpt from John Rellick’s remarks at the Virginia State Bar’s annual conference.  John received the Legal Aid Award from the Virginia State Bar on June 14.  He is the Managing Attorney at the Tappahannock office of Rappahannock Legal Services.  …But none of these, as important as they are in my life […]

SCC Ramps Up for New Role for Health Insurance Exchange

The State Corporation Commission will assume a new role on July 1 to manage insurance plans that will be sold on a health benefits exchange the federal government will begin operating in Virginia in 2014. But the commission and its Bureau of Insurance already have taken big steps to get ready for a major shift […]

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