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Analysis: Medicaid Not Straining Federal Budget

Analysis: Medicaid Not Straining Federal Budget

RICHMOND, Va. - Critics of expanding Virginia's Medicaid charge the health program for the poor is unsustainably expensive. A new analysis suggests it's not. Although the federal ...

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Study: Medicaid Expansion Means Healthier Workforce

Study: Medicaid Expansion Means Healthier Workforce

Originally published by Public News Service. A comparison between states shows those that have expanded Medicaid are likely to have a healthier workforce. The Virginia General Ass ...

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Speak Out for Virginia

Speak Out for Virginia

Yesterday, I participated in a conference call about Medicaid expansion where I learned that Kentucky has reduced the number of working uninsured people in their state by 36 perce ...

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patients and Families: Delivering Culturally-Competent Care

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patients and Families: Delivering Culturally-Competent Care

Check out this great presentation from Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School on how to deliver culturally-competent care for deaf and hard of hearing patients and ...

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Put People Over Politics

Put People Over Politics

The 2016 Virginia General Assembly convened in Richmond on Wednesday. On the agenda this year are education, transportation, changes in election laws, and of course, Medicaid expa ...

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Study: Medicaid Coverage For Virginia Parents Would Help Children

Study: Medicaid Coverage For Virginia Parents Would Help Children

Published by Public News Service RICHMOND, Va. - By not expanding Medicaid to cover working poor adults, Virginia also is shortchanging thousands of children, according to a new s ...

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Interpretation and Health Care

Interpretation and Health Care

Some of our leaders found these videos and webinars from a VRI company, Stratus Video, in Florida. The webinars are very informative and inclusive of all perspectives- patient, pr ...

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Letter to the Editor: Deaf patients need special care

Letter to the Editor: Deaf patients need special care

Originally published in the NewsLeader For the past year I have followed the progress of House Bill 1956 regarding effective communication for deaf and hard-of-hearing patients in ...

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Most of those without Medicaid are the working poor

Most of those without Medicaid are the working poor

Published in USA Today They toil in America’s fast-food restaurants, call centers and retail stores — yet as many as five million Americans remain not only poor but also uninsured ...

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Virginia Organizing SAW Chapter Works with Local Deaf Community to Increase Accessibility at Local Hospitals

Virginia Organizing SAW Chapter Works with Local Deaf Community to Increase Accessibility at Local Hospitals

Check out this video to learn more about why accessibility in hospitals is so important! Video by Phil Dixon. https://youtu.be/LzNB_CQCMow   ...

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