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Drug Take Back Nets 220 Pounds

August 18, 2017

Another strong turnout for the latest Drug Take Back event! On Saturday, July 29, the Sheriff’s Office and Police Department collected a total of 220 pounds of unwanted medications at The Neighborhood Pharmacy and Police headquarters.

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Garden Series: Who’s Eating Your Veggies?

August 18, 2017

The Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities' Jerome "Buddie" Ford Nature Center Garden Series presents "Who's Eating Your Garden?" on Tuesday, Aug. 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Chinquapin Park Recreation Center, 3210 King St.

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Statement of U.S. Sens. Warner And Kaine On Anthem Decision Caused By Trump Administration Playing Politics With Health Care

August 14, 2017

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) released the following statement on Friday, Aug. 11, on the uncertainty the Trump Administration has caused in the health insurance market, resulting in the announcement that Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield will leave the Virginia marketplace in 2018.

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Extreme Heat – Safety Tips From Volunteer Alexandria

August 4, 2017

The “Preparing for Emergency Care of Your Pet” article published last week by Animal Welfare League of Alexandria was great. Volunteer Alexandria, your lead agency for the recruitment and management of unaffiliated volunteers during an emergency, would like to add a few things that might be helpful during these hot days.

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National Governors Association Demands Stabilization Of Healthcare Markets

August 2, 2017

The NGA Health and Human Services Committee, led by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, today released the following statement on cost-sharing reductions within individual health insurance marketplaces.

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Warner, Kaine Join 30 Senators To Introduce Bill To Lower Prescription Drug Costs

August 2, 2017

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and 29 of their colleagues to introduce legislation to lower prescription drug costs. This bill would allow for Medicare to negotiate the best possible price of prescription drugs to cut costs for nearly 41 million seniors enrolled in Medicare Part D.

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Virginia Congressional Delegation Applauds Inclusion Of Medical Leases In Veterans Legislation

July 28, 2017

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) and Reps. Bobby Scott (D-VA), Rob Wittman (R-VA), A. Donald McEachin (D-VA) and Scott Taylor (R-VA) welcomed today’s announcement that Congress is making progress to finally move forward on 28 leases for Department of Veterans Affairs (V-A) major medical facilities, including much-needed outpatient clinics in Fredericksburg and Hampton Roads.

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Virginia’s Five Most Common Avoidable ER Visits

July 25, 2017

Virginia Health Information provided another example of how the Virginia All Payer Claims Database is consistently driving population health insights in the Commonwealth. The topic of potentially unnecessary care has grown to the forefront of discussions on how to decrease our nation's healthcare spending.

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Statement From Bipartisan Group Of Governors On U.S. Senate Healthcare Bill

July 18, 2017

Today Governor McAuliffe joined with a bipartisan group of 11 governors to issue a statement in response to recent developments and proposed changes to the Senate healthcare bill.

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Warner, Kaine Respond To New Senate GOP Healthcare Proposal

July 13, 2017

Virginia Democratic Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine responded to the latest version of the Senate Republican healthcare proposal, which was released today.

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