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  • A Medicaid expansion hint in a new poll on the U.S. Senate race

    Asking about the U.S. Senate rate, the newest Quinnipiac University poll shows Virginians have swung defintively against the Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare. In response to an (at last!) neutrally worded question about whether they favor or oppose...
  • Some states lag in using electronic health records

    WASHINGTON Less than a decade ago, nine out of 10 U.S. doctors updated their patients' records by hand and stored them in color-coded files. Today, nearly half of all office-based physicians type their clinical notes into computers and maintain electronic...
  • Get Covered Illinois: A look at the numbers

    Get Covered Illinois: A look at the numbers
    Is Illinois getting uninsured residents to sign up for health care? Here's a look at the numbers. 28,433 – Illinois residents ages 18 to 34 that have selected private health care plans through the federal site from Oct. 1 through Feb. 28 113,733...
  • House GOP: Decoupling is the offer

    House GOP: Decoupling is the offer
    I had to break out the trusty panoramic camera function this afternoon to get a shot of all the Republican legislators that showed up for a press conference on Medicaid. I counted more than 60 legislators, most of them House Republicans. The House meets...
  • All in how you ask the question, Part 2 (yep, about Medicaid)

    Time for Part 2 of "It's all in how you ask the question," with another survey on health care coverage for low income Virginians. AKA: "closing the coverage gap" orĀ  "Obamacare's Medicaid expansion." Last week, House of Delegates Republicans...
  • Virginians like McAuliffe's work, not legislature's, poll reports

    Virginians like McAuliffe's work, not legislature's, poll reports
    More Virginians than not like the way Terry McAuliffe is doing his job as governor, but that's not the case for the General Assembly, a new Quinnipiac University poll finds. The poll reported 44 percent of those surveyed approve of the way McAuliffe has...
  • Medicaid pilot: Simple expansion, or room for something else?

    Asked to fill in some details Monday on Gov. Terry McAuliffe's 2-year Medicaid expansion pilot, cabinet secretaries Ric Brown and Bill Hazel said there was enough flexibility in the governor's game plan to allow for some sort quasi-privatized reform...
  • Not enrolling in Obamacare will hit home at tax time

    Not enrolling in Obamacare will hit home at tax time
    Health care navigator Barb Silnes has been warning consumers that they will pay a tax penalty if they don't sign up for insurance very soon. Some reply that they'll swallow the penalty — and maybe get coverage later this year. But in most...
  • Still no wage agreement in Annapolis

    Still no wage agreement in Annapolis
    The standoff in Annapolis over raising the minimum wage intensified Tuesday, as Gov. Martin O'Malley met with Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller to press for action on the proposal — one of his top legislative priorities. Meanwhile, a key...
  • Broward County mayor accused of breaking ethics laws

     Broward County mayor accused of breaking ethics laws
    A complaint that Broward Mayor Barbara Sharief broke state ethics laws by filing error-filled financial disclosures is headed to the Florida Commission on Ethics in Tallahassee. A probable cause hearing has been scheduled for April 25, where Sharief and...
  • Voice of the People, Mar. 26

    Psychological treatment Your March 22 editorial "Prescription turf war" missed one important point: Prescription privileges are supported by only some psychologists. Many psychologists, including myself, oppose this. We may have some of the same...