Posts Tagged Health & Medicine
After a years-long effort, Virginia will soon do away with a tax on menstrual products
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on August 2, 2022
Sometimes the path between an idea and a law takes years of effort as advocates try and fail multiple times before they achieve success. Michael Pope reports on the six-year effort to remove Virginia’s tax on menstrual products.
Officials to Provide Recommendations on Improving 911 Infrastructure
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on March 31, 2021
If you or someone you cared about faced an emergency, and you needed to call for help, how would you call 911? Chances are you’d reach for your cell phone. But, as Jahd Khalil reports, aging 911 infrastructure sometimes doesn’t match up with cell technology.
Medicaid Expansion Gets Federal Approval
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 18, 2018
Virginia officials announced Thursday that Medicaid Expansion is a go, and newly eligible populations will be able to sign up during this year’s open enrollment. That comes after federal officials gave the state approval last week. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Virginia Hops on Finnish Trend and Provides ‘Baby Boxes’ to New Parents
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on August 23, 2017
Parents have all heard the advice: you’re not supposed to sleep with your newborn baby. According to the CDC, in 2015, an estimated 900 infants died from preventable sleep-related accidents.
Now, Virginia is kicking off a safe sleep initiative, beginning with a unique practice that began in Finland: baby boxes.
Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
The Wait for New Medicare ID Cards Could Be Longer Than Expected
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 7, 2016
If you’re on Medicare, you’re probably carrying around an ID card that includes your Social Security number. That’s a problem that everybody in Washington says they want to fix, but it’s taking longer than some would like. Michael Pope has the story.
Health Insurance Premiums on the Rise in Virginia
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on September 27, 2016
If you purchase health care in Virginia through the Obamacare marketplace, you might want to budget out a bit more in monthly payments this year. As Mallory Noe-Payne reports, premiums are on the rise — and quickly.