Several Measures Aim to Help Struggling Virginians

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

By Kathy Adams, The Virginian-Pilot From outlawing fraudulent home foreclosures to protecting college students’ credit ratings, a handful of bills before the General Assembly look to ease the burden on Virginians who are struggling financially and to protect them from being cheated. Although only a few consumer protection bills have progressed this session – during […]

Medicaid Funding is “Pitiful”

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

By Jill Hanken, Virginia Poverty Law Center While I agree with much of the article’s description of Virginia’s self-imposed fiscal dilemma (“The Big Pickle,” Jan. 18), I must take issue with the characterization of state funding needed to pay for “a horde of new Medicaid recipients because of the new federal health-care law.” That law […]

Poverty Lawyer Chips Away at Health Care Access Issues

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

By Dawn Chase, Virginia Poverty Law Center As the Virginia Poverty Law Center was packing to move to new quarters last month, attorney Jill Hanken sifted through papers she amassed during almost thirty years of civil legal aid work. Occasionally, she would pause. “I remember this case,” she’d exclaim, leafing through a file nostalgically before tossing it into the shredding pile. For […]

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