Senate Democrats file bill to expand Medicaid
Shawna De La Rosa | Apr 6, 2021
Governor Ralph Northam recently signed two pieces of legislation that expands Virginia’s pool of health care providers eligible to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. House Bill 2333, sponsored by Del. Lamont Bagby, and its sibling bill SB 1445, sponsored by Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant, authorize dentists, dental hygienists, veterinarians, optometrists and health
Michele Eberle is the executive director of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange and is passionate about increasing the number of Marylanders with health insurance. This year, the Maryland Health Connection extended its Coronavirus Special Enrollment Period to Aug. 15, which aligns with the federal special enrollment period. Shawna
Appalachian Regional Commission’s (ARC) INvestments Supporting Partnerships in Recovery Ecosystems awarded $1.1 million in grants for three projects in the Appalachian region of Virginia that will focus on substance abuse disorders and providing a path that allows individuals to re-enter the workforce. Governor Ralph Northam, who serves as
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield received the Brand Excellence Award for Member Retention from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA). CareFirst, a nonprofit that serves 3.4 million people, received the awards for high renewal rates. Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is honored to be recognized during this challenging year,
Arlington County is the healthiest county in Virginia, according to Wisconsin Population Health Institute’s annual County Health Rankings. Loudoun, Falls Church City, Fairfax and Alexandria City are also in the top five. The five counties with the poorest health, starting with least healthy, are the cities of Petersburg, Galax, Covington, Martinsville and Hopewell.
Governor Ralph Northam returned Virginia’s budget bill to the General Assembly today with some amendments, including $1 million in additional funds for the public health education campaign to prevent the use of marijuana. In all, Northam proposed 12 amendments that are language-only changes and five that will increase