Operation Choke Point- Why it’s Important and What You Need to Know

  1. It is a Department of Justice initiative to stop identity theft, scams, and money laundering through fraudulent debiting of bank accounts. 2. Banks and payment processors that originate payments play a critical role in enabling wrongdoers to debit victims’ bank accounts and to move money around.  This is how many scams, frauds and illegal […]

Some Still Able to Enroll in Virginia Marketplace

By Prue Salasky, Daily Press Enrollment in health insurance through Virginia’s federally facilitated state marketplace, established by the Affordable Care Act, is continuing. While open enrollment for 2014 ended on March 31, there are changes in status and other situations that allow people to enroll, according to Jill Hanken, director of Enroll Virginia!, an arm […]

Missed your chance to get affordable health insurance? Maybe not . . .

Getting married?  Having a baby?  Moving?  If so, you may still be able to get quality private health insurance and financial help under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Even though open enrollment ended on March 31, certain changes in your life might allow you to sign up for low-cost health insurance through www.healthcare.gov and (800) […]

Released today: Expand Medicaid! – The Music Video

VPLC thanks the Healthcare for All Virginians coalition and all of the many people who helped make this video happen. Listen to why it’s so important to expand Medicaid coverage in Virginia. Share far and wide!

Annual Statewide Legal Aid Conference October 22-24

Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual Statewide Legal Aid Conference in Portsmouth!  A special thank you to our Training Coordinator, Danielle Manuel, for organizing an informative and fun conference. We would also like to thank our sponsors: Advocate Level: Consumer Litigation Associates Guardian Level: Boleman Law Partner Level: Dominion Hunton & Williams LeClairRyan […]

Three Things You Need to Know about Summer Food Participation in Virginia

The end of school is often the start of hunger for many of Virginia’s low-income children. This week, the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) released “Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation” – its annual report on summer food participation for the nation.  Here are three things the report tells us about kids receiving summer meals […]

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