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Coalition Of Abortion Providers Sue To Repeal Unconstitutional Abortion Laws

June 21, 2018

A coalition of reproductive healthcare providers filed a lawsuit yesterday in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia challenging four decades of Virginia’s burdensome statutory and regulatory laws which single out abortion providers and impede Virginians’ access to their constitutionally-protected right to an abortion.

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Department Of Labor Publishes New Rule On Association Health Plans

June 21, 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor today published a new rule that allows Association Health Plans to serve employers in a city, county, state, or a multi-state metropolitan area, or a particular industry nationwide. Sole proprietors as well as their families will be permitted to join such plans.

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2018 New To Medicare Presentation

June 18, 2018

Are you new to Medicare or a caregiver for a Medicare beneficiary? Learn the basics of Medicare coverage and choices. This presentation is given by Medicare counselors from the Division of Aging and Adult Services.

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Well Ray Celebrates Health And Wellness In Del Ray – June 23

June 16, 2018

The fourth annual Well Ray Festival takes place in Del Ray on Saturday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event – featuring free fitness classes, wellness demonstrations, health screenings, fitness-inspired fashion, cooking demonstrations, an interactive public art project, and more – is free and open to all.

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Free Meals Available For All Children This Summer

June 11, 2018

Free breakfast, lunch and snacks are available to all Alexandria City residents 18 years old and younger at 16 ACPS sites, 15 City recreation centers/programs and other sites over the summer.

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AG Herring Stepping In To Defend The Affordable Care Act And Virginians’ Healthcare

June 8, 2018

Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring and a coalition of 16 state attorneys general will be defending the Affordable Care Act and the American healthcare system now that President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have announced they will abandon defense of the ACA in the pending lawsuit Texas v. United States.  

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Most Of The Biggest Threats To Our Safety Are Preventable

June 8, 2018

By SafeWise – June is National Safety Month and with summer around the corner, SafeWise analyzed CDC data and other statistics to identify the leading cause of death and other top threats for each age group, ranging from ages 0-65+.

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Governor Vetoes Legislation That Would Undermine Efforts To Ensure Access To Quality, Affordable Health Care For All Virginians

May 18, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today vetoed Senate Bills 844, 934, 935, and 964, which would put Virginians at risk of being underinsured, result in rapidly increasing Marketplace premiums, and undermine key protections in the Affordable Care Act. Governor Northam remains committed to expanding health care for nearly 400,000 uninsured Virginians, return millions to the state budget, and reduce Marketplace premiums. The Governor’s full veto statements are below.

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Virginia Department Of Health Urges Caution Following Heavy Rains

May 18, 2018

Following heavy rain events this week, the Virginia Department of Health reminds people to take precautions to avoid flooded areas, and once the sun comes out, be aware of potential health risks before you participate in recreational water activities.

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State Health Officials Announce Expanded Collaboration With Walgreens

May 17, 2018

For more than three years, the Virginia Department of Health has collaborated with Walgreens to provide no-cost, rapid HIV testing at 30 of the company’s stores across Virginia. Today, this collaboration is expanding to provide no-cost, rapid Hepatitis C Virus testing by Walgreens pharmacists in 10 of those locations, including one in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County.

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