Slow Start for Health Care Enrollment in VA, Nation

By Michael Martz, Richmond Times-Dispatch Virginians account for slightly less than 1 percent of the 106,185 Americans who enrolled in health plans through the federal and state insurance marketplace in the first, rocky month of operation. Just more than 1,000 Virginians had enrolled in health plans in the marketplace from Oct. 1 through Nov. 2, […]

Food Stamp Challenge: Reflections on Eating for $32 a Week

Could you eat for $32 a week?  Since Monday, November 4, Virginia Poverty Law Center staff have been doing just that.  We kicked off our first annual Food Stamp Challenge with shopping trips to area grocery stores and then began the onerous work of making our fares stretch.  Predictably, peanut butter and pasta were staples […]

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