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Virginia Neonatal Perinatal Collaborative Holds Inaugural Statewide Conference

October 17, 2017

The Virginia Neonatal Perinatal Collaborative convened its inaugural annual meeting Monday in Richmond. The conference brought together leading obstetric, neonatal, perinatal, and related practitioners, and members of the health care community for an informative and educational program promoting best practices to enhance pregnancy outcomes.

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AG Herring Files Suit To Defend CSR Payments

October 13, 2017

Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced today that he is filing a lawsuit against the Trump administration for its unlawful decision to end cost-sharing reduction payments that help millions of low-income Americans afford healthcare. Virginia and 18 other attorneys general are filing the suit in the Northern District of California.

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Trump Administration To Discontinue ACA Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments

October 13, 2017

After signing an Executive Order yesterday that would rewrite the rule under which the Affordable Care Act currently operates, President Donald Trump further eroded the ACA by announcing that his Administration would immediately discontinue cost-sharing reduction payments that make health care affordable for millions of low-income Americans.

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Trump Signs Executive Order On Healthcare

October 12, 2017

President Donald J. Trump today signed an Executive Order Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States.

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Alexandria Police Warn Of Concentrated Opioids

October 6, 2017

The Alexandria Police Department has responded to six opioid overdoses, including one fatality, in the last seven days. This is a dramatic increase in overdoses in Alexandria.

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Trump Administration Exempts Some Employers From Providing ACA Mandated Contraceptive Services

October 6, 2017

The Trump administration today proposed two rules exempting some employers from providing mandated contraceptive services under the Affordable Care Act.

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2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Shows Sustained Decreases In Risk Behavior In Alexandria Youth

October 5, 2017

Alexandria City Public Schools has seen a continued decrease in many risk behaviors by students in the past six years, according to the recent Alexandria Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

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Federal Funding For Children’s Health Insurance Program In Virginia Set To Expire Unless Congress Acts

October 5, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that, absent Congressional reauthorization, federal funding for Virginia’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will run out in January 2018, forcing the Commonwealth to notify the families of 65,000 Virginia children and 1,100 pregnant women in November that their coverage will be terminated.

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Bipartisan AG Coalition Calls On Congress To Support Road To Recovery Act

October 2, 2017

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today joined a bipartisan coalition of 39 state Attorneys General and the National Association of Attorneys General in calling on Congress to pass legislation that changes federal law to make treatment for drug addiction more affordable and accessible for Americans who most need it.

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Mt. Vernon Nursing & Rehab Center Administrator Wins Statewide Award

October 2, 2017

Robert K. Maria, Administrator of the Mt. Vernon Nursing and Rehab Center in Alexandria, Virginia, has been named the 2017 Nursing Center Administrator of the Year by the Virginia Health Care Association-Virginia Center for Assisted Living. 

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