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Decouple Medicaid Expansion From Virginia’s Budget

Decouple Medicaid Expansion From Virginia’s Budget

In a post entitled Medicaid Reform – the Virginia Way in the Jefferson Policy Journal, Michael Thompson, the Chairman and President of the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy, raises 10 relevant,…

Hospital Lobbyists Push for Medicaid Expansion Making False Claims

Hospital Lobbyists Push for Medicaid Expansion Making False Claims

Hospital lobbyists have been claiming financial ruin of hospitals if Virginia does not expand Medicaid; however, hospital revenue as well as six-figure executive compensation packages tell a different story. These…

Medicaid Expansion: Don’t Buy Arkansas Plan’s Empty Promises

Medicaid Expansion: Don’t Buy Arkansas Plan’s Empty Promises

***BREAKING*** Gov. McAuliffe has proposed a 2-year “pilot program” of Medicaid Expansion.  Conveniently, two years is the time period during which the Feds pay ‘all’ the cost (not really). “Come…

Hospitals Make False Claims About Needing Medicaid Expansion

Hospitals Make False Claims About Needing Medicaid Expansion

Beware Virginians:  Watchdog.org has vigorously challenged the contention advanced by Medicaid expansion proponents and the Washington Post that expanding Medicaid is critical to economic survival of Virginia’s hospitals….continued.…

Risks of Medicaid Expansion

Risks of Medicaid Expansion

The Editorial in last week’s Connection [“Taking the Money”] does not include important facts about the risks of expanding Medicaid in Virginia: Currently Medicaid is already 22 percent of the…

Sign the Petition to Stop Medicaid Expansion

Sign the Petition to Stop Medicaid Expansion

Breaking News : The General Assembly has adjourned without a budget.   The Democrats in the Senate (and a few Republicans) have decided to hold Virginia’s budget hostage to the…

Medicaid Expansion Will Bankrupt Virginia & Your Wallet (Part 3 of 3)

Medicaid Expansion Will Bankrupt Virginia & Your Wallet (Part 3 of 3)

  Estimates by both the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) are that Virginia will receive … http://fairfaxfreecitizen.com/2014/02/07/commentary/post/medicaid-expansion-will-bankrupt-virginia-wallet-part-3/…

Medicaid Expansion Will Bankrupt Virginia & Your Wallet (Part 2 of 3)

Medicaid Expansion Will Bankrupt Virginia & Your Wallet (Part 2 of 3)

  Unlike the federal government, Virginia cannot print money, and it has to balance its budget every year. Proponents of expansion, such as Governor McAuliffe, can’t understand why the state…

Medicaid Expansion Will Bankrupt Virginia & Your Wallet (Part 1 of 3)

Medicaid Expansion Will Bankrupt Virginia & Your Wallet (Part 1 of 3)

Although the federal government can print money through the Treasury Department, states cannot do so. And, Virginia has to balance its budget. Yet, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act…

Letter to Legislators on Protecting the Healthcare of Virginians

Letter to Legislators on Protecting the Healthcare of Virginians

January 26, 2014 from Virginians for Quality HealthcareTo Our Virginia Legislators: As the Virginia General Assembly Session gets into full swing, Virginians for Quality Healthcare (VQH) calls on Delegates and…